The Democrat party hasn’t been hiding the fact that it’s moving in a more radical leftist direction. Shortly after Hillary Clinton’s loss, Democratic politicians like Elizabeth Warren said the reason Donald Trump won was because the left wasn’t radical enough.
But the Democratic party is definitely making up for the lack of Hillary’s radicalism and has placed in charge of the DNC people who, even in many leftist circles, may be a bit too much. One of those people, in particular, is Vice-Chairman of the DNC, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota.
Ellison has a very troubling history of leftist radicalism, including calls for violent racism, and hailing cop-killers as heroes. Recently, Ellison tweeted a picture of himself promoting an instruction manual for domestic terrorist group Antifa, wherein the author instructs Antifa members to utilize violence in order to push their ideology and agenda.
Tucker Carlson of Fox News went over Ellison’s radical past in more detail on Thursday:
“He has a long history of saying repugnant things and backing extremist causes,” said Carlson. “Back in 1989, Ellison wrote that the Constitution existed only for white people. He referred to it as ‘their’ Constitution, calling it ‘the best evidence of a white racist conspiracy to subjugate other peoples.’ That’s the Constitution of the United States.”
“Ellison has spoken favorably, meanwhile, of cop-killer Assata Shakur. He said he was ‘praying’ that Fidel Castro’s communist regime in Cuba would not be forced to extradite her back to the United States,” Carlson continued. “As a law student at the University of Minnesota, Ellison wrote a column calling for the creation of a separate black ethnostate. This is the man that is now second in command of the entire Democratic party. Now that ought to bother Republicans and Independents.”
But while this is definitely bothersome to Republicans and Independents, it should absolutely scare Democrats, as this is who would be leading them against Trump.
“It should terrify Democrats. Most voters don’t support cop killing, racial separatism, political violence, abolishing freedom of speech, and they tend to flee from politicians and parties that do support those things,” said Carlson.