America is about to look very different.
Summer Lee is a frontrunner for the Pennsylvania House seat, where she will be replacing retiring Rep. Mike Doyle, who has served in Congress since 1995.
Lee has already been backed by Independent Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), she has also openly expressed her support for several socialist policies, including policies like redistributing wealth and abolishing prisons.
She tweeted in November 2020, “Instead of ‘thanking’ Black women, Black voters, and especially, Black organizers… give us the investments we need and deserve, redistribute wealth, end police violence, abolish the carceral state, commit to building Black directed political power… and reparations.”
But Lee’s backing of controversial far-left policies isn’t the only thing drawing attention from eagle-eyed pundits, her political path mirroring that of fellow far-left Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has also caught their attention.
In 2018, both women defeated long-term members of their respective governing bodies, running on nearly identical progressive platforms.
AOC defeated former Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y), who was touted to become the Speaker of the House before the primary upset, and Lee defeated State Rep. Paul Costa. Costa ended his two-decade career in state legislature following the crushing defeat.
The women, naturally, share similar rhetoric — based on several progressive buzzwords — that targets everything from Democracy to immigration policies.
On her website, Lee claims that “the promise of democracy” has not been delivered, calling for “every person in our country” to be given the right to vote. Her list includes previously incarcerated people and immigrants.
The progressive has also called for the end of the filibuster and court-packing to ensure “right-wing extremists cannot strip away our fundamental rights.”