Kshama Sawant is a member of the city council in Seattle and is an outspoken supporter of the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign.
She is also an avowed socialist and member of a radical group that wants to seize control of banks.
The Daily Caller reports:
Bernie Rally Features Trotskyist Seattle Council Member Whose Party Wants To Seize Control Of Banks
Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, a socialist who belongs to a Trotskyist organization that wants to seize control of America’s banks, was a featured speaker at Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 campaign rally in Seattle on Monday.
In her speech to Sanders’s supporters, Sawant called for a “powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation.”
Sawant is a member of Socialist Alternative, a fringe Trotskyist group that is open about its goal of a “socialist United States and a socialist world,” according to its website.
The Trotskyist group’s platform includes taking control of the “top 500 corporations and banks that dominate the U.S. economy” and paying compensation “on the basis of proven need to small investors, not millionaires.”
This is third-world revolutionary stuff.
You don’t often hear introductory speakers for @BernieSanders talking about socialism. But in Tacoma, Wash., Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle City Council, just did.
"We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!" she said. pic.twitter.com/1Rdpla1DH8
— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) February 18, 2020
Kshama Sawant is “Far Left” even by the standard of voters in Seattle. She 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙘𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 Hillary Clinton in 2016.
— Patrick Karlson 🗽🐉 (@PatrickAKarlson) February 18, 2020
Just when I thought Bernie couldn't go any lower, he held an event with Kshama Sawant today. https://t.co/1i5YFE2L5d
— U 🌐 (@UWEair) February 18, 2020
This is not to be taken lightly.
This is radicalism.