Angela Davis, a communist activist, former Black Panther, and anti-Semite gave her full support to Joe Biden for president, saying his election is crucial because he is the candidate “who can be most effectively pressured” by the left.
In a June 15th interview with Russia Today, an outlet funded by the Russian government, Davis said, “I don’t see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be able to lead us in the right direction. It will be about choosing a candidate who can be most effectively pressured into allowing more space for the evolving anti-racist movement.”
She continued, “Biden is far more likely to take mass demands seriously,” than President Trump.
“… the election will ask us not so much to vote for the best candidate, but to vote for or against ourselves,” said Davis. “And to vote for ourselves I think means that we will have to campaign for and vote for Biden.”
In 1979, Davis was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize, where she praised “the glorious name” of mass murderer Vladimir Lenin and the “great October Revolution”.
Unwaveringly pro-Palestine, Davis not only supports the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanction) against the state of Israel, but has unabashedly embraced convicted Palistinian terrorists Rasmea Odeh and Marwan Barghouti. Odehen helped orchestrate two terrorist bombings and was a member the terrorist organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Barghouti is the convicted leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and he coordinated suicide bombings targeting Jewish civilians.
Despite her reproachable past, Davis was honored by the annual Washington DC Women’s March and received a civil rights award from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Her voice is respected and admired by progressives. Her recent endorsement of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is inspiring many of the new Left to support him despite their apprehensions regarding Biden’s pivotal role in mass incarceration policies and eulogy for the late Sen. Robert Bryrd who was once a leader in the KKK. One Twitter user wrote, “Angela Davis is voting for Joe Biden, what do you know that she doesn’t know”
Likewise, two days prior to Davis’ interview, socialist Rep. Ilhan Omhar wrote on Twitter, “I am voting for Biden, because a vote for Biden is one for ourselves.” Omar concluded, “For the sake of progress, for sanity and our democracy we must all come together and vote for a better tomorrow.”
I am voting for Biden, because a vote for Biden is one for ourselves.
Trump’s American isn’t inclusive and doesn’t see it as “our” country.
For the sake of progress, for sanity and our democracy we must all come together and vote for a better tomorrow.https://t.co/YbYsraoHGQ
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 13, 2020
Leaders like Omar who are calling for the dismantling of the American economy and political system, which she characterizes as a “system of oppression,” are successfully mainstreaming the radical wing of the Democratic party.
Omar, a Somalian refugee who immigrated to the US when she was eight years old, has come under fire for allegedly marrying her brother to commit immigration fraud and is currently being investigated for using her campaign to pay her political consultant lover-turned-husband $878,000.
Support from party darlings like Omar, AOC and now Angela Davis have become important as Biden’s mental agility and embarrassing gaffes are becoming more frequent and concerning. Earlier this month, Biden told reporters that he’s been “tested and am constantly tested” for cognitive decline. However, Biden’s campaign refused to release cognitive test results.
With uncertainty over his health and ability to be assertive, it appears that radical leaders like Davis and Omar see an opportunity to use Biden’s cognitive decline to “pressure” him to push the Lefts’ agenda.