Democratic House candidate invests in distillery that hosted pro-Hamas chef

A Democratic congressional candidate in New York invests in a distillery in Washington, D.C., that hosted an event with an anti-Israel chef who has sympathized with Hamas.

Republic Restoratives, a distillery that calls itself “women-owned, LGBTQ-led, and the largest crowdfunded distillery in U.S. history,” brought in chef Marcelle Afram, who recently called those who condemn Hamas accomplices to “colonial genocide,” for a gay pride event last June, a Facebook post shows. Josh Riley, a House hopeful running in New York’s 19th Congressional District against Rep. Marc Molinaro (R-NY), owns up to $15,000 in non-publicly traded shares in that same distillery, according to Riley’s financial disclosure, which was reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

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