Today, National Board Co-Chair Ann Lewis released the following statement on behalf of Democratic Majority for Israel:

“It’s profoundly disturbing and morally reprehensible that in the aftermath of Hamas’ savage invasion of Israeli communities and massacre of 1,200 people, the congressman chose to deny the rape and sexual violence perpetrated against Israeli women by Hamas terrorists.

“Part of a concerted effort to diminish the suffering endured by the victims of the barbaric assault on Israeli civilians — the deadliest day for Jewish people since the Holocaust — this denialism not only underscores Congressman Bowman’s enmity towards Israel but confirms a pattern of alarming decisions and poor judgment. From promulgating 9/11 conspiracy theories, to celebrating a convicted cop killer on his school’s ‘Wall of Honor,’ to this rape denial, his choices continue to raise serious doubts about his judgment.”