Kirsters Baish| On Tuesday, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez appeared on “The Bill Press Show.” While on the show, Perez claimed that New York Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of our party.”
Take a look at the video below:
Bill Press questioned the DNC chairman about the 28-year-old New York Democratic Socialist’s shocking win in the primary last week, where she beat out incumbent Joe Crowley, who spent ten terms serving on New York’s 14th Congressional District.
The left leaning talk show host asked, “What does this tell you about where the Democratic Party is going today?”
Perez answered by explaining that both of his two daughters “were both texting me about their excitement over Alexandria, because she really, she represents the future of our party.”
The young politician is a card carrying member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She is hoping to kill capitalism all together in order to create an economy in our country that is run by “workers.”
It was just last week that radical leftists in New York City called to abolish ICE, which would allow illegal immigrants free reign of our country.
— New York City DSA ? (@nycDSA) June 29, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign webpage boasts that she endorses a “Federal Jobs Guarantee.” This would allow every single person “a minimum $15 wage (pegged to inflation), full healthcare, and paid child and sick leave for all.”
Ocasio-Cortez grew up in Westchester County after being born in the Bronx. So, while she claims to be from the Bronx, she means that she was born there. She attended Boston University and spent time interning for Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy.
While the 2016 presidential run was taking place, she spent time working for Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as an organizer. She became more and more involved with the Democratic Socialist movement in our country while serving as a congressional candidate.
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) June 27, 2018
DNC chairman Perez endorse her views, calling her “the future of the party.” This is a big statement coming from the leader of the entire DNC. As Democrats.org explains it, the DNC “plans the Party’s presidential nominating convention and promotes the Democratic Platform, the statement of core principles at the heart of our Party, is governed by its Charter and Bylaws.”
It seems that there is a shift taking place within the Democratic Party, and many Democrats are actually beginning to welcome socialism with open arms. We will see what the voters have to say once it comes time for midterm elections.