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Democratic Socialists of America founding member leaves over its ‘morally bankrupt’ response to Hamas attack

Democratic Socialists of America founding member Maurice Isserman announced Monday he is leaving the organization for its response to Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israeli civilians.

Isserman, who is still described on the socialists’ website as a founding member of DSA penned a piece for The Nation headlined, “Why I Just Quit DSA.”

“I left to protest the DSA leadership’s politically and morally bankrupt response to the horrific Hamas October 7 anti-Jewish pogrom that took the lives of 1,400 people, mostly civilians, and saw over 200 hostages carried off to Gaza, both groups of victims including children and infants,” he wrote.

“Its statement on October 7 made no mention—let alone offering any criticism—of Hamas, declaring instead, ‘Today’s events are a direct result of Israel’s apartheid regime—a regime that receives billions in funding from the United States,’” he continued.

DSA and Hamas

A founding member of the Democratic Socialists of America condemned the organization and cut ties with it over its response to Hamas attacks on Israeli citizens. (DSA photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images, Hamas photo Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

“So why am I quitting DSA? There are many reasons,” Isserman wrote. “But in the end, the most important comes down to the Sarah Silverman Rule #1 for Judging One’s Political Associates. An organization that believes that slaughtered Jewish civilians, including children and infants, are ‘military assets’ who deserved their fate has forfeited the right to call itself democratic socialist. It has, as Sarah says ‘lost me forever.’”

DSA did not immediately respond when Fox News Digital reached out for comment.

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Alexander Hall is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Alexander.hall@fox.com.

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