The Left’s New Leader

Pop quiz:  Name the leader of today’s Democrat Party.

If you said DNC Chairman Tom Perez, you’d be wrong.

Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer or House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi?  Nope.

It’s not even Hillary Clinton or former President Barack Obama.

No, the leader in the sense of setting the “tone” of today’s Democrat Party is a 28 year-old socialist from the Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

As we have noted, she burst onto the political scene just a few weeks ago after defeating a member of Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team by running on a hard-left platform of free health care, free college, bashing Israel, calls for widespread civil disobedience, and demands that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) be abolished.

Just to be clear, abolishing ICE means letting violent criminals roam our streets.  According to the Pew Research Center, “Immigrants with past criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in fiscal 2017.”

We’re talking about more than 100,000 illegal immigrants with DUIs, drug charges, sexual assaults and even homicides.

After her victory, many prominent Democrats jumped on the “abolish ICE” bandwagon.  And Ocasio-Cortez’s influence on the Democrat Party was on full display yesterday in the House of Representatives.

House Republicans called for a vote on a resolution expressing support for “the officers and personnel who carry out” ICE’s important mission.  All Republicans but one (shame on you, Rep. Justin Amash!) voted to express their support for the brave men and women of ICE.

Incredibly, only 18 Democrats voted for the resolution.

Following the lead of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 34 Democrats voted against it, while 133 voted “present.”  Only 10% of House Democrats were willing to publicly declare their support for the men and women of ICE who put their lives on the line to protect us.

The American people are not on board with the left’s lawless, radical agenda.  A recent Politico poll found that only 25% of voters support abolishing ICE.

By the way, a new Gallup poll finds that immigration is the top concern among voters.  Gee, I wonder why?!

—Gary Bauer
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