Meet the lawmaker who demands left-wing 'black faces'

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Ayanna Pressley (MA candidate)A little-known congresswoman from Massachusetts is getting national attention after President Trump criticized her along with other far-left lawmakers.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley was called out by Trump’s “go back...where you came from” tweet that created a firestorm on Capitol Hill, leading to claims of racism and other “isms” for the combative president. 

According to Brian Camenker, who leads the conservative Mass Resistance, Pressley was an obscure Boston City Council member when she defeated a “very strong” congressman, ten-term incumbent Mike Capuano, in the 2018 Democratic primary.

NBC News reported at the time that Capuano, who had never had a serious challenger since 1998, enjoyed a big lead in the polls but the challenger appealed to young people and minorities, who turned out to deliver a win.

She handily defeated Capauno 58-41 percent.

Camenker says the surprise win mirrored that of now-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the bartender-turned-Democratic-Socialist candidate, who also defeated a powerful incumbent who was caught napping.

“A ton of money came in from out of state and this whole thing was planned,” he says of Pressley’s surprise victory. “Because she ran this campaign that was absolutely unbelievable."

Camenker, Brian (MassResistance)He also describes Pressley as every bit the left-wing radical as Ocasio-Cortez and the other female lawmakers who are now in a verbal feud with Trump.

“What Trump has been doing,” Camenker observes, “is sort of interesting because he's just been stirring the pot and sort of making everybody see just how radical these people are.”

Pressley’s critics have been pointing to her talk at the far-left Netroots Nation when she suggested that minorities, Muslims, and homosexuals must abide by the accepted left-wing beliefs.

“We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice,” she said to loud cheers. “We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.”

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's your reaction to California's new law restricting 'use of deadly force' by police officers?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump moves to curb abuse of immigration rules
5 arrested for stealing millions from elderly, disabled vets
Trump signs student debt forgiveness for disabled veterans
Trump calls comments by Danish leader 'nasty'
  After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Triggering the Google social credit system
How colleges waste money on expensive new buildings
The perils of trading social interaction for social media
Trump: 'I don't buy Rep. Rashida Tlaib's tears... she hates Israel and all Jewish people'
Mainstream press stoking racial tension to paint 'whites as the enemy,' says Heather Mac Donald

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Bernie, Warren push universal health, Green New Deal vs. field

Sanders, Warren embracingThe Democratic debacle continued Tuesday night in Detroit, Michigan, during the second presidential primary debate, as ultra-leftists Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took on the other eight candidates defending universal healthcare and the Green New Deal, which many conservatives believe would bankrupt America.