The chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recently appeared on MSNBC and made it clear that he’s OK with the influence of Democratic Socialists in the party.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
DCCC Chair: Democratic Socialist Platform Is a ‘Positive Conversation’ for the Party
Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D., N.M.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on Sunday embraced the Democratic Socialists of America, saying the organization’s platform provides a “positive conversation” for Democrats.
Luján appeared on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” to discuss several political issues, including Democratic leadership and the prospect of Democrats taking back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections in November.
“Do you think that the Democratic Socialists Party of America [sic]—do you think they’ll have a place in the Democratic caucus?” host Kasie Hunt asked.
Luján responded by touting the work of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), who caucuses with Senate Democrats, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-proclaimed socialist and congressional candidate in New York’s 14th district. The DCCC chair added that both are “driving a conversation” about how their policies affect the American people…
“Anytime we are having a conversation in the country that is about how you can make peoples’ lives better, that’s a positive conversation that we should have,” Luján said.
Watch the video:
Democrats are playing with fire here and they don’t even seem to know it.