(National Sentinel) Out-Lefting a Leftist: Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of New York, after serving 10 terms, was defeated in a primary last month by a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Since her victory, Ocasio-Cortez has become the new face of the extreme Left. She is also becoming more popular among Democratic voters because Democratic voters love free stuff and Ocasio-Cortez is promising them the moon like all socialist leaders do.
But because she and Sen. Bernie Sanders are moving the Democratic Party to the extreme Left, other Democrats are following her because they see the writing on the wall and they want to stay in Washington where the perks are good.
So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Crowley, who’s trying to remain relevant and electable as a third-party candidate, is moving as far Left as Ocasio-Cortez.
That’s the only way to explain why he would actually come out and suggest, as a serious policy, that American taxpayers be forced to compensate illegal aliens!
You can’t make this stuff up. As Lifezette reports:
A Democrat in this country has actually suggested taxpayers pay lawbreakers for — you guessed it — breaking our laws.
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) believes illegal immigrants should receive financial compensation for their treatment after crossing the U.S. border — since children were separated from lawbreaking adults, as is customary in the U.S. (many families have since been reunited with each other).
“To have these children depart, separated, is one of the most reprehensible things I’ve ever witnessed in my 20 years of service here in the House of Representatives,” Crowley said on Wednesday.
“These children need to be reunited with their parents immediately,” he added.
“Once again, the administration’s actions in the first place, with the inability to restore these families, is reprehensible.”
Oh, but this gets even more unbelievable: “The damage that has been done to these children will be lifelong — to these family units will be lifelong, as well,” he continued. “In fact, I suggest they need to be compensated for what this administration did to them. The first form of compensation needs to be the full reunification of these families.”
Reparations for lawbreakers?
If anything, the American taxpayers should be getting compensated by the countries who are sending us their unemployed, their poor, and their criminals because once they get here it’s the American taxpayer who foots the bill.
This ridiculous proposal isn’t going anywhere, but you wait and see: The idea will catch on with other Democrats who are lurching to the Left in order to remain extreme enough for their growing far-Left base.
Crowley is now trying to out-Left a Leftist so he can remain in office.