Progressive Democratic Caucus sheds members over Israel war divisions

The war in Gaza is revealing cracks within the Democratic Party‘s progressive wing and reigniting a long-standing debate as members disagree on the best path forward.

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) reportedly left the House Congressional Progressive Caucus, making him the second Democrat to do so over the past few months in response to the war. His departure marks the latest struggle for Democratic leaders to keep the party united amid the underlying tensions between those who staunchly support Israel and those who are adamant about defending Palestinian rights.

Torres has not confirmed publicly whether he has left the caucus, and a spokesperson for the New York Democrat has not responded to a request for comment by the Washington Examiner. However, Torres is no longer listed on the public list of members shared by the
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