Communist World News

Republican attempts to revive Red Scare Paranoia

In North America on April 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Washington DC, USA — Republican Allen West is attempting to revive red scare paranoia in the months leading up to the US elections by falsely branding Democratic members of congress as “communists.”

Allen West stated that “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party,” and went on to say “No, they actually don’t hide it. It’s called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is a group of social-democrats who push for reforms within capitalism, such as universal healthcare. The Congressional Progressive Caucus is aligned with the Democratic Socialists of America, a centre-left democratic party. West defended his claims by pointing out that the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) supported the Congressional Progressive Caucus in their effort to make healthcare available to everyone.

Libro DellaPiana, who is one of the vice chairs of the Communist Party USA, called West’s statements “ridiculous” and “a cheap shot.” “There are no members of Congress in the Communist party, we support public parks and I assume Congressmen West does too, that doesn’t mean he’s a Communist.”

Sources: 1, 2, 3

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