Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently spoke out against Democrats supporting socialist views during a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday.
The Republican party has repeatedly pointed out that some Democrats are pushing socialist policies, yet McConnell says the party overall is moving toward socialism.
“Our nation has watched the Democratic Party take a sharp and abrupt left turn toward socialism,” said McConnell. “A flawed ideology that has been rejected time and again across the world is now driving the marquee policy proposals of the new House Democrat majority.”
He warned about the “bigger threat” of the ideology and how dangerous it can be.
“I never thought in my lifetime we would be debating the virtues of capitalism … having serious presidential candidates suggesting we ought to have socialism in this country,” he said. “We’re going to have a great debate in 2020 about the very essence of America.”
As IJR previously reported, the majority of Democratic voters support socialist policies such as universal healthcare and high tax rates to pay for welfare programs.
McConnell has pointed out repeatedly that the Democratic party has continued to move farther to the left.
When 94% of Senate Democrats could not even vote to protect babies after they’re born, we are no longer dealing with a normal, traditional Democratic Party. pic.twitter.com/05vb7kJanf
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February 26, 2019
“We are no longer dealing with a normal, traditional Democratic Party,” said McConnell on the Senate floor in February.
Some who have experienced life in a socialist country, such as college student Daniel di Martino, have also spoken out against the issues with a socialist system.
“This was fairly normal for me. All my life, I lived under socialism in Venezuela until I left and came to the United States as a student in 2016. Because the regime in charge imposed price controls and nationalized the most important private industries, production plummeted. No wonder I had to wait hours in lines to buy simple products such as toothpaste or flour. And the shortages went far beyond the supermarket.”
While many popular Democrats have given their support to socialist policies, many voters are still against implementing them into the American government.