This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
In a stunning verdict on what appears to be the status of multiple members of America's current Congress, a Democrat councilman from Queens blasted the staffing decisions by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y.
"It's frightening. They're coming out of the woodwork. Communism has failed in so many places that it is mind-boggling that AOC's constituents keep electing her. This is kind of like a smoking gun that these elected officials and congresspeople are out and out communist."
The comments come from Queens Councilman Bob Holden after reports by the New York Post revealed that a former aide to Cortez "is now working as a senior official in the New York State Communist Party."
If fact, multiple leftists in Congress openly have advocated for Communist ideals, such as taking from some members of society to give to other members, so that everyone sees an equal outcome.
The report said it is Justine Medina, 33, who was a political "organizer" for Cortez and was paid more than $35,000 from February to November of 2022.
"Almost immediately after the election, Medina began working as a full-blown Marxist. In July 2021, she was identified as 'co-chair of the New York Young Communist League' by the Communist Party newspaper People’s World. The same publication today identifies her as a member of the 'Executive Committee of the New York State Communist Party,'" the Post report found.
On social media, Medina self-identified.
"Well, I am a Communist, but work for AOC," was her explanation on social media in 2020.
She continued, "It is true the path there will be unkind to those who block progress, but Communism is good and should not scare you."
The report noted Medina also was involved in successful efforts "to unionize Amazon’s workforce, efforts she bragged about in an article for the Communist Party website, which identified her as a packer at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island."
Cortez, earlier, helped kill a plan by the company to open a headquarters in New York City.
Medina has, according to the report, a long history of arrests, including several for a Black Lives Matter riot in 2020.
The Post said, "Like many socialists, Medina is a child of privilege. She is the daughter of Cuban-American lawyer Omar Medina, a wealthy trial attorney out of Tampa with a checkered past. Omar Medina’s license was suspended for 30 days in 2013 after he made false statements on behalf of a client, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported. That same year he was sued for wage theft — the case was settled. He lives in a five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 5,316-square foot manse in Tampa worth more than $3 million. He has donated thousands of dollars to President Biden and Hillary Clinton, records show."
A report from the Post Millennial explained, "Communist ideology has been responsible for many political movements throughout the 20th century, resulting in the murder of more than 100 million people."
It explained, "In the 1930s, Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union's communist dictator, starved millions of Ukrainians, while Mao Zedong, China's communist dictator led the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward, the death toll from which is estimated to have been over 40 million. Pol Pot, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge communist leader, during his brief rule in the 1970s, is estimated to have killed about a quarter of his own country's population."
WND’s longtime Managing Editor David Kupelian commented: “If it seems like a stretch to describe AOC and other members of Congress as ‘communist,’ as New York Councilman Bob Holden has, consider that today’s Democratic Party has become almost indistinguishable from the Communist Party USA. The CPUSA came into existence as a U.S.-based, Moscow-controlled-and-funded communist party, but in recent years just supports radical Democrats, having endorsed John Kerry, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden for president.”
Added Kupelian: “If comparing the Democratic Party with the Communist Party USA sounds over the top, just go to their website – CPUSA.org – and spend 10 or 15 minutes checking it out. Try to discern any significant difference between the Communist Party's concerns, sensibilities, and solutions – on issues from “trans rights” (their current top story), to America being a “racist country,” to “immigrant rights” to global warming to renewable energy to wealth redistribution to condemning law enforcement as racist – and those of today's Democratic Party."