AOC helps Pennsylvania ‘Squad’ member Summer Lee who could lose seat over Israel

Freshman Rep. Summer Lee (D-PA) is calling in some high-powered support to win a second term in the House, with the Pennsylvania election on Tuesday serving as the first test of whether Democratic lawmakers actively calling for a ceasefire in Gaza can survive primary challenges.

The Democratic-held House seat in Pennsylvania’s 12th District is not expected to be competitive come November. But despite being a prominent member of the progressive “Squad” in Washington, Lee now faces a contentious primary challenge over her views on Israel in a district with a significant Jewish population and where the Tree of Life synagogue attack took place in 2018 that killed 11 worshippers.

In response to the pressure, Lee has received help from her colleagues, including firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference by the
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