Conservative activists are all in on President Trump’s plan to paint Democrats as wild-eyed socialists in the 2020 presidential election, saying that stopping the agenda of Sen. Bernard Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is top priority.
From the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Thursday, Republican members of Congress, Trump administration officials and right-wing leaders said there’s reason for Republican voters to be afraid.
One speaker told the attendees that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal would mean the end of hamburgers, since cattle’s flatulence increases levels of methane, a greenhouse gas. The freshman congresswoman has pushed back against those claims, but they’ve stuck.
“This is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved,” said Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to the president.