Since Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives and gained some new members with far-left policy stances, like abolishing all prisons in the U.S.
Despite Republicans underperforming in the midterms, Democrats still lost control of the lower house of Congress, setting up a GOP-controlled chamber. There are now two Democrats within the incoming first-year class who have voiced support for abolishing prisons.
Progressive Democrat Rep.-elect Summer Lee, D- Penn is taking over the district of longtime Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle in Washington. Lee is a Democratic socialist backed by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Lee has openly endorsed several socialist policies, including controversial progressive policies like abolishing prisons and including the redistribution of wealth. Read more…