House Democratic leaders endorse Cori Bush with Jamaal Bowman loss at their backs

House Democratic leaders endorsed Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) in her competitive primary contest Tuesday, days after fellow “Squad” member Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) lost his reelection bid.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA), and Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar (D-CA) threw their support behind Bush in a joint statement, giving her a boost ahead of Missouri’s primary next month.

“Cori has shown up for the people of St. Louis in the fight for reproductive freedom, gun violence prevention, and affordable housing,” House Democrat leaders said. “We stand together to endorse Cori Bush for reelection as we collectively work hard to make life better for everyday Americans and battle the corrosive extreme MAGA Republican agenda.”

The endorsement comes as
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