NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! On Tuesday, two longstanding Democratic House leaders will compete in a primary election that could force one or both of them out of office, causing a significant upheaval in both the political landscape in New York and in Congress.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, is competing against Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, as well as challengers Suraj Patel and Ashmi Sheth in the state’s 12th District rather than the reconfigured version of his present 10th District. Maloney oversees the House Oversight Committee, whereas Nadler currently chairs the House Judiciary Committee.
In a recent debate, Nadler made a comment regarding the effect of the race.
He said, “It would be sad for New York to lose one committee chairman.” The loss of two committee chairs would be disastrous.
In the primary debate, NADLER requests additional federal funding for the NYPD while denying prior support for police defunding.
When he triumphed in a special election to succeed Rep. Ted Weiss, D-New York, in the 8th District, Nadler was elected to Congress for the first time 30 years ago. Since 2019, he has served as the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, serving in that capacity for both of the impeachments of former president Donald Trump.
Nadler is seeking to remain in Congress despite the redistricting, despite speculations that he might resign at the conclusion of his current term that circulated last November.
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Maloney also won his first congressional election in 1992. Following the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., she became the first woman to chair the House Oversight and Reform Committee in 2019. She has also served as chair of the Joint Economic Committee.
The winner of the primary on Tuesday will run against Republican Mike Zumbluskas in the general election in November.