How Far Left Have Democrats Gone? Just Look at Who’s Swearing in de Blasio in 2014 vs. 2018 How Far Left Have Democrats Gone? Just Look at Who’s Swearing in de Blasio in 2014 vs. 2018 – NTK Network

How Far Left Have Democrats Gone? Just Look at Who’s Swearing in de Blasio in 2014 vs. 2018

Bill Clinton swore in Bill de Blasio for his first term as mayor of New York City. Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders swore in de Blasio for his second term.

By NTK Staff | 01.02.2018 @11:30am
How Far Left Have Democrats Gone? Just Look at Who’s Swearing in de Blasio in 2014 vs. 2018

If you want a visual representation of how far left the Democratic Party has gone in a few short years, look no further than the two inauguration ceremonies for Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City).

As NTK Network has reported, ex-President Bill Clinton swore in de Blasio for his first term as mayor, which began in January 2014.

Before the swearing-in, then-Mayor-Elect de Blasio said he “was honored to serve in President Clinton’s administration,” and “couldn’t be more excited to have President Clinton and Secretary Clinton stand with us” at the swearing-in.

Of course, de Blasio turned on his former ally and boss amid the #MeToo movement in 2017, saying Clinton should have resigned over sexual misconduct scandals in the 1990s.

So it’s not surprising de Blasio had someone other than the scandal-plagued Clinton swear him in for his second term. He had many people to choose from, but de Blasio’s 2018 choice sent a message about the Democratic Party’s embrace of the far left.

The mayor chose democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT):

The selection of Sanders, a Vermont senator and popular leader of the Democratic party’s left wing, did little to dial down those expectations, as the senator praised the mayor as a foil to President Trump.

“In this city, the largest city of our country, the people of New York under Bill de Blasio have chosen to move government in a very different direction than what we’re seeing in Washington,” said Sanders, a Brooklyn native.

Of course, Sanders and de Blasio are both potential 2020 candidates. If the last year or so has been any indicator, though, a primary between the two would just be a fight over who can race further to the left.

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