A Justice Democrats-backed candidate for Congress in Illinois participated in a defund the police rally and referred to as for the abolition of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
On Tuesday, Chicago activist Kina Collins introduced a main problem towards the long-serving incumbent, Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ailing., who has represented the realm in Congress since 1997.
Collins is backed by Justice Democrats, the far-left group that has labored to place progressive candidates in workplace, similar to “Squad” members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
The Justice Democrats’ latest candidate has a historical past of pushing for controversial causes, similar to defunding the police.
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In reality, Collins was entrance and heart filming a Fb Dwell video of a “Defund the Police” rally in July 2020 and marched with protesters chanting to “defund the police” in a separate Fb Dwell video the identical day.
Collins — a gun violence prevention activist — has additionally referred to as for the abolition of ICE, claiming in a number of Fb posts that “immigrant households are continuously residing in a state of concern, and the bodily and psychological trauma is destroying the material of our society.”
“Stoked by a US President fueled by white nationalism, immigrants are being focused in violent assaults by extremists and on the similar time are overpoliced and detained by a authorities that needs to be doing every little thing to guard them,” Collins wrote.
“There isn’t any center floor – ICE have to be abolished and its practices and abuses below this administration have to be investigated. #AbolishICE,” she additionally wrote.
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She made the same submit to her Instagram web page calling for folks “to push legislators to defund ICE” earlier than abolishing it utterly.
Collins additionally supported the bail fund for arrested Black Lives Matter protesters in Atlanta, asking for a hyperlink to the fund in a June 2020 Fb submit so she and others “can begin donating and getting our comrades out at present and tomorrow.”
The Justice Democrats-backed candidate additionally posted a photograph of protesters burning down an Arby’s to her Instagram in Might 2020 with the caption “AFRICAN PROVERB: The kid who isn’t embraced by the village will burn it all the way down to really feel its heat.”
Collins didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Different latest Justice Democrat-backed candidates have come below media scrutiny as properly.
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Home Oversight Committee chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., discovered herself going through down a main problem from activist Rana Abdelhamid. Abdelhamid, equally to Collins, has demanded the defunding of legislation enforcement, saying it’s a feminist “precedence” in a now-deleted submit.
Moreover, progressive candidate in Tennessee Odessa Kelly — who can be backed by the Justice Democrats — had earlier inflammatory social media posts, together with one the place she posted about attending a speech made by the anti-Semitic Nation of Islam chief Louis Farrakhan.
Kelly is operating towards Blue Canine Democrat Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., in a main problem much like Maloney and Davis.