"This is not a dictatorship. This is a democracy. We shouldn't have one person, from high, even though she's a colleague of mine, think that she can anoint whoever's elected."
June 8, 2020

Engel said this during today's Sunday's online candidates forum for the upcoming primary (June 23) for NY-16. Rep. Eliot Engel, who's been in Congress since the late 80's, disavowed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of Jamaal Bowman instead of the longtime incumbent.

The reviews of Engel's weird comment, both unintentionally funny and sad at the same time have not been kind.

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