Doomed Democrat Rep Jamaal Bowman Apologizes for Downplaying Oct 7 Rapes: ‘I’m Going to Say Things That Harm People’

Embattled Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) has issued an apology over comments he made that downplayed the rape and murder of Israeli women and children during the October 7 terror attacks.

Shortly after the brutal attacks, “Squad” member Bowman publicly denied that Hamas terrorists raped women and committed other atrocities during the massacre in Israel.

The congressman continued downplaying rape accusations against Hamas in the weeks after its terror attack last year.

During a Monday interview with WNYC radio, the progressive lawmaker admitted he was wrong for supporting the terror group.

During his appearance on the show, a listener asked Bowman about his propaganda claim live on air.

“I apologize for my comments,” Bowman said.

The congressman made his original controversial remarks during a pro-Hamas rally in Westchester, New York, on November 17, over a month after the attacks.

“There was propaganda used in the beginning of the siege,” he said to a crowd of around 50 demonstrators.

“There’s still no evidence of beheaded babies or raped women.

“But they still keep using that lie [for] propaganda.”

Bowman finally admitted he was wrong, months after making the claims.

In March, Bowman gave a statement acknowledging reports that Hamas committed rapes during the deadly attack.

Politico covered his statement, in which the lawmaker said:

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“The UN confirmed that Hamas committed rape and sexual violence, a reprehensible fact that I condemn entirely.

“I also voted yes on Resolution 966, which officially condemns the rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas.

“So let me be clear, and ensure my words are not twisted: I always stand against sexual violence in all forms and stand for peace for all.”

In his interview with WNYC this week, Bowman pointed to the fact that he changed his tune as soon as he saw evidence from the UN.

“Immediately when the [United Nations] provided additional evidence, I voted to condemn the sexual violence,” he claims.

“As soon as I got the additional information from the UN, we condemned the sexual violence, we voted to condemn it, and we’re continuing to do the work,” he said elsewhere.

The far-left Democrat also expressed humility during the interview, acknowledging that his Nov. 17 claims were “mistakes.”

“I am not going to be perfect,” he said on WNYC.

“I’m going to make mistakes.

“I’m going to say things that harm people, even though I don’t mean to.

“When I do, I’m going to take accountability for it. I’m going to own it.”

He added, “I want to learn and grow and be the best representative I can be.

“That’s who my mother raised me to be, that’s who I was as an educator, and that’s who I am now.”

It comes as Bowman’s re-election hopes appear doomed after being rejected by the Democrat establishment.

Bowman is facing Westchester County Executive George Latimer in a Democrat primary to represent New York’s 16th district.

Latimer was recently endorsed by Hillary Clinton as high-profile Democrats seek to replace Bowman.

However, Bowman scoffed at the endorsement during a recent CNN appearance.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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