Political scientist names the reason for the split in the U.S. Democrats camp

10.06.2020, Moscow.

U.S. Democrats divided into those, who came out in favor of dismantling the police, and those, who came out in of reforming it, said political scientist, Americanist Dmitry Drobnitsky on June 10 on his Telegram Channel.

Drobnitsky reminded that not only Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, but also the old leader of the ultra-left wing, Bernie Sanders, spoke out in favor of a deep reform of the police, but rejected the idea of de-financing it and dissolving the departments.

According to the political scientist, young cadres from the camp of the Democratic Party, not only street activists, but also politicians expressed more radical views, “For example, Ilhan Omar, a U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district (the U.S. state, where all events began) and also a member of the informal group known as “The Squad”, said ‘I will never stop saying not only do we need to disinvest from police but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department…’.”

Drobnitsky stressed that the organizers of the street riots have their own representatives in the U.S. Congress, who are members of the “The Squad”; they are the leader of the “The Squad” Alexandria Ocacio Cortez (U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 14th district), Rashida Talib (Michigan), and Ayanna Presley (Massachusetts), “Bernie Sanders was their hero and idol until recently, but due to recent events, I think the old idol will be consigned to the dustbin of history.”

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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