Green Party Candidate Cornel West Accuses Democrats of Being ‘Beyond Redemption

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Green Party presidential candidate Cornel West slammed the Democratic Party in an interview this week as being “beyond redemption” and accused New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders of being “window dressings”.

West is running for President as part of the ultra-leftist party, the Green Party, and slammed several Democrats this week, claiming the party as a whole is “beyond redemption”.

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said during an interview on Sunday that Democrats have to “bring the entire progressive community to defeat Trump or whoever the Republican nominee will be [and] support Biden.”

West responded to Sanders’ remarks in an interview with The Hill hosts Robby Soave and Briahna Joy Gray, saying that he was being “consistent” in his beliefs.

“You know, he (Sanders) said that all along, and I can understand the argument. I think it’s a plausible argument. I just don’t think it’s a persuasive one,” West said. “I think that the argument he’s making means that there’s never any possibility for breaking from the corporate duopoly, that there’s never any possibility of trying to speak to the needs of poor working people.”

West said that the Democrats refuse to touch issues like “poverty and intense police brutality” because they are “dominated” by the coporate wing and militarists.

“So I think in many ways Brother Bernie is making a plausible argument, but I think deep down in his heart he knows that the Democratic Party has no fundamental intention of speaking to the needs of poor people and working people,” he continued. “They are dominated by the corporate wing, they’re dominated by the militarists when it comes to foreign policy, and that he and AOC and the others are going to be, in a certain sense, window dressing at worst and, at best, people to appeal to every four years.”

“But the Democratic Party is beyond redemption at this point when it comes to seriously speaking to the needs of poor and working people,” he added.

West was then asked why he voted for Biden in 2020 but is now running against him and he said that we need to attempt to reshape the political system, including pushing for ranked choice voting and reforming the military abroad. He also criticized the amount of aid that the U.S. is currently giving to Ukraine, although he noted that he does support the people of Ukraine.

West also claimed that the Democratic party is partly to blame for “the rise of neo-facism” because that Democrats aren’t presenting an alternative and that that is why he is running.


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