A New York City candidate endorsed by the same progressive group that backed Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar called “white male domestic terrorism” the “biggest issue in our country.”

Democrat congressional hopeful Jamaal Bowman who is being backed by the same Justice Democrats PAC which gave America Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Talib, ranked “white male domestic terrorism” as America’s most urgent problem.

Bowman also downplayed the issue of illegal immigration at a Monday appearance on “The Hardy Report” podcast, saying:

“There’s no evidence that the crime in this country, particularly the heinous crime, is committed by our immigrant neighbors. So again, it’s a false narrative,”

“The biggest issue in our country is white male domestic terrorism. That’s the biggest issue and that’s what we need to deal with straight away.”

Bowman, a Bronx middle school principal, is running an insurgent bid to unseat incumbent Democrat representative Eliot Engel in New York’s 16th district. The challenger’s focus on “white male domestic terrorism” over illegal immigration puts him at odds with the priorities of American voters—23 percent of respondents called immigration the “most important problem facing the country” in a recent Gallup survey, the highest measured since the pollster first began mentioning the issue in 1993.

Responding to the criticism that Democrats are weak on borders, Bowman claimed that “99.9 percent of our immigrant neighbors that come here, come here in peace and come here looking for asylum.”

He touted an open borders policy, arguing that “so-called immigrants are coming” into the United States “because we were in their backyards causing havoc and destruction in their homes.”

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