U.S. Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney got a new opportunity to distinguish themselves at a recent candidate forum leading up to the Aug. 23 primary.
One big difference: their willingness to criticize President Biden.
“I think the way we win is talking about the good things that President Biden has done and the good things that Democrats have done. I don’t wanna be critical of Democrats,” said Maloney.
Nadler on the other hand came out of the gate saying how he was disappointed with the Biden administration’s response to the January 6th hearings.
“I don’t think they’ve reacted with nearly the energy they should,” he said before highlighting other differences he has with the president.
Maloney and Nadler, who have been allies for most of their respective 30-year careers, are running against each other in a Democratic primary race for the 12th Congressional District after their districts were combined.