Rep. Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, handily defeated fellow Democrat Carolyn Maloney in the New York 12th District primary.
Mr. Nadler, who as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee oversaw the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump, defeated Ms. Maloney, who serves as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
The New York State Legislature initially proposed a mock map that would have helped Democrats. But the state supreme court rejected the map, forcing Mr. Nadler, who represents parts of the Upper West Side, to face off against Ms. Maloney, who represents New York’s Upper East Side.
Mr. Nadler had criticized Ms. Maloney for her votes on the Iraq war, the Patriot Act and her opposition to the United States’ nuclear deal with Iran during one debate, according to ABC7. Mr. Nadler was on the other side of every issue. Ms. Maloney, for her part, argued that it was important to have a female voice in Congress because abortion rights were under attack after the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson, which overturned Roe v. Wade.
Ms. Maloney, for her part, was forced to apologize when she said President Joe Biden would not seek re-election in 2024, only to say New York Times editorial board that Mr. Biden would not seek re-election and prefaced the comment by saying her remarks were off the record.