Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) told Fox’s Neil Cavuto Tuesday that the media has been over-hyping the idea that the Democratic Party is moving to the left and argued that they have basically deified Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her stunning primary victory over the fourth-ranking House Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY).
Cavuto asked if the “hard left Bernie Sanders-type approach,” including ideas like universal healthcare and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was the way the Democratic party should go.
“I didn’t support Bernie Sanders for president. I supported someone else,” Cleaver emphasized in reply, referencing Hillary Clinton. “I think in some ways the media has pushed the young woman who was victorious in the New York congressional race against Joe Crowley to the point that she has been made out as some kind of deity.”
Cleaver said that’s where “this whole issue of ICE versus ISIS arose,” calling it a “ridiculous issue,” in reference to a controversial video by comedian Michelle Wolf comparing the two.
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