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Rep. Ritchie Torres Leaves Progressive Caucus Over Israel-Hamas Views

By    |   Wednesday, 21 February 2024 03:08 PM EST

Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., is no longer a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus after splitting with members over their stance on the Israel-Hamas war, reports Axios.

He was removed from the website sometime in December and January and is the second member to leave the group over opposing views on the war, now in its fourth month.

Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., left the CPC in November after voting to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for her rhetoric in the wake of Hamas' attack on Israel on Oct. 7, including her use of the term, "from the river to the sea."

Tlaib is a member and one of the vice chairs of the caucus.

Like many Democrats, Frankel and Torres have proclaimed unwavering support for Israel. Some members of the CPC have pushed for a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

Torres has abstained from calling for a cease-fire.

Neither he nor his office have responded to requests for a comment.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., is no longer a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus after splitting with members over their stance on the Israel-Hamas war, reports Axios.
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