How interesting that just recently Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison claimed that DNC Chair Tom Perez needed vision to run the party. Well, here’s your vision…DNC chair Tom Perez said in an interview on the “Bill Press Show” that Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the party.”
Perez was a guest with Bill Press when he brought up Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of Democrat leader Joe Crowley to become the nominee for New York’s 14th Congressional District: “Twenty-eight years old, never ran for office before, big progressive. Calls herself a democratic socialist, actually, like Bernie Sanders did, she was a Bernie Sanders reporter.”
Well, that’s one way to destroy the party! Perez is a seasoned radical with connections to La Raza so socialism is right in his wheelhouse. He wants the direction of the party to go even more towards the radical left…
He also mentioned Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous, a progressive with a very liberal platform.
“What’s this tell you about where the Democratic Party is going today?” Press asked the DNC chair.
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Perez said his daughters both texted him about their excitement over Ocasio-Cortez’s win.
“Because, she really, she represents the future of our party,” Perez said, complimenting the self-described Democratic socialist for running a “spirited campaign.”
Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the New York City chapter of Democratic Socialists of America and her progressive platform includes calling for the abolishment of ICE, a federal jobs guarantee, and single-payer health care.