Cornel West says the Democratic Party is ‘beyond redemption’

Far-left presidential hopeful Cornel West criticized the Democratic Party on Tuesday, calling it “irredeemable” because of its inability to meet the “needs of the poor and working people.”

In an interview with The Hill’s Rising, the 70-year-old Green Party candidate was asked about his longtime colleague Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of President Joe Biden, saying he is the only candidate who can “preserve American democracy” while Donald Trump is running for a second term.

“I think Brother Bernie is being consistent,” West responded. “You know, he said that the whole time and I can understand the argument.

“I think it’s a plausible argument,” he explained. “I just don’t think it’s persuasive.”

“I think the argument you’re making means there’s never a chance to break the corporate duopoly, there’s never a chance to try to address the needs of the working poor,” West continued, before speaking about his campaign experience. path.

Cornel West, 70, criticized the Democratic Party for being out of touch with the needs of the working class. Rising The Hill TV

He said that while he was in Mississippi, he saw officials who “are dealing with issues that the Democratic Party will not touch, which [are] issues of poverty and intense police brutality. And we haven’t even gotten to overseas military adventurism.

“So I think in many ways Brother Bernie is making a plausible case, but I think in his heart of hearts he knows that the Democratic Party has no fundamental intent to address the needs of the poor and working people.

“They are dominated by the corporate wing, they are dominated by the militarists when it comes to foreign policy, and that [Sanders] and AOC and the others are going to be, in a sense, showcases at worst and, at best, people to appeal to every four years.

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“But the Democratic Party is beyond redemption right now, when it comes to seriously addressing the needs of the poor and working people.”

US Senator Bernie Sanders speaks outside the West Wing following a meeting with US President Joe Biden in July.West, who is running for president along the Green Party line, was asked about his longtime colleague Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of President Joe Biden.AFP via Getty Images
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks with abortion rights activists outside the United States Supreme Court.West responded that Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (pictured) will be used by the Democratic Party every four years.Getty Images

West’s comments came just days after Sanders’ endorsement of Biden at Saint Anselm College’s New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

“It’s no secret that I want Joe Biden re-elected president,” the Vermont senator said. “He and I share the goal of rolling back right-wing extremism.”

He explained to CNN’s Dana Bash the next day: “I think in these really difficult times when there’s a real question about whether democracy is going to remain in the United States,” it’s important to support the incumbent.

“You know, Donald Trump is not someone who believes in democracy,” he said.

“If women are going to be able to control their own bodies or if we have social justice in America, we will end bigotry. Around that, I think we have to mobilize the entire progressive community to deter Trump or whoever the Republican candidate is.”

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