Ritchie Torres vs. the NYC DSA: Bronx congress member battles with leftists angry over his support of Israel

The ongoing feud between U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres and anti-war progressives over his staunch support of Israel shows no signs of slowing.

The Bronx congress member has been an outspoken supporter of Israel since Hamas launched a bloody terrorist attack on Oct. 7 that killed more than 1,500 people, and thrust the region into conflict. Torres also slammed the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) the day after when the left-wing organization promoted a pro-Palestine rally in Midtown.

DSA members have, in turn, denounced Torres, and have seemingly launched a campaign in the Bronx to garner public support for their side. On Saturday, Oct. 28, a group of DSA members went to the Bronx where they criticized Torres on his pro-Israel stance and claimed Bronx residents want a cease fire in Gaza.