Rep. Meeks (D-NY) Hits Sanders for Not Being a Democrat: ‘I Want a Democrat to Be My Representative as President’

WFB: Rep. Gregory Meeks (D., N.Y.) on Thursday slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, for not being a Democrat, insisting he wants a party member to be his representative as president of the United States.

Meeks appeared on CNN’s “Newsroom” with co-host Poppy Harlow, where he was asked what he thought about Sanders and the fact that he raised about $6 million in the first 24 hours after he announced that he was running for president. She began by reading a Politico Magazine op-ed by National Review editor Rich Lowry about how Sanders is “burdened by his utter lack of intersectionality.”

“Do you agree, and if so, is that also true for Vice President Joe Biden, if he jumps in?” Harlow asked.

“The difference for me is Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat, so I don’t understand why Bernie Sanders, who does not want to become a member of the Democratic Party—” Meeks said before Harlow cut him off to note that Sanders said he would run and then preside as a Democrat.

“Run as a Democrat. We have asked him on a continuous basis, ‘if, in fact, you want to be the Democratic nominee, you should be a Democrat. If you’re not a Democrat, you should not run. You should run as an independent,'” Meeks said. “He’s not a Democrat, so to me, I wouldn’t allow a Republican to run as a Democrat or for the Democratic nominee.”  more

12 Comments on Rep. Meeks (D-NY) Hits Sanders for Not Being a Democrat: ‘I Want a Democrat to Be My Representative as President’

  1. The difference between a socialist and a communist is that a socialist can’t take everything you got at gunpoint… Yet.

  2. Nut fer nuttin, but I don’f give a flyin’ phuck about Meeks or Sanders, or any other leftist scumbag, but where the hell did Mr. Pinko and Mr. Mike disappear to?
    I’m askin’ you, BFH,MJA, Abagail, Mr. Pinko. WTF?
    I just loved hear myself talk, what a strange voice.LOL

  3. Bernie Sanders was allowed to run as a Democrat during the 2016 primaries because President Elect Hillary Rodham Clinton thought she needed to be running against somebody, and Sanders was a such a loony Leftist he would be a great foil for her in the debates. Little did she realize that her political party had become so engorged on socialism, that she was about to be embarrassed by a complete leftist lunatic. Now, Sanders is about to destroy what’s left of the Democrat Party. Gawd speed, Senator Sanders.

  4. Oh, let the old geezer run as a Democrat. We need more vetting of “Socialism” for all the Democrats with their heads in the sand. Maybe it’ll wake them up.

  5. @Bill,
    “No difference between a democrat, a socialist, or just a plain commie.” or a republican, particularly when you consider US Senators. (esp. the Leaders)


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