Marie Gluesenkamp Perez says she’s turning Blue Dogs group into rural antifa
Vulnerable Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez claimed she’s reviving the moderate Blue Dog Coalition, but in private she bragged she “took over” the Blue Dogs and is “rebuilding” it into a rural Antifa group.
“What do firebombing convenience stores and terrorizing innocent citizens have to do with ‘moderation?’ Nothing. Extremist Marie Gluesenkamp Perez showed her radical stripes when talking to far-left activists in private—showing she views ‘moderation’ as a political game, not her real ideology.” – NRCC Spokesperson Ben Petersen
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Vulnerable House Dem brags about plan to transform moderate Blue Dog Coalition into rural Antifa group
August 10, 2023
A House Democrat who faces a tough re-election bid to maintain her post in Congress has boasted about efforts from her and her colleagues to turn the centrist Blue Dog Coalition into an “antifascist rural” group.
Speaking during a “Postcarding and Conversation” late last month, Washington Democrat Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez – who co-chairs the Blue Dog Coalition with Reps. Jared Golden, D-Maine, and Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska – said that she and other leadership within the coalition are working to “rebuild” the group after it lost some of its membership over disagreements earlier this year.
“So Jared, Mary, and I actually just took over the Blue Dogs,” Gluesenkamp Perez said during the July 31 event, which was hosted by the Downtown Nasty Women Social Group, a group of so-called progressive activists in New York City, and Markers for Democracy. “They basically lost some of their membership before we came in, and we are sort of rebuilding it into – Mary, Jared, and I – are rebuilding it into this sort of antifascist rural [group].”
Used by Gluesenkamp to describe the group’s work, the word antifascist is typically shortened in political language today to Antifa.
The comments made in private by Gluesenkamp Perez, who won election to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District last fall, came just days before the trio of Democrats embarked on a publicity tour to tout the Blue Dog Coalition’s alleged revamped moderate agenda.
Earlier this week, in a profile outlining the ambitions of the coalition under its new leadership, The Washington Post amplified the trio’s message and insisted they are looking to “stage a comeback for moderates” by heading up the group that has seen its membership continue to dwindle.