Thursday, September 10, 2020

Green Party Presidential Candidate Says Progressives Are Going Too Easy on Biden

Howie Hawkins
by Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek

The Green Party's presidential nominee, Howie Hawkins, is calling on 
progressive voters not to "settle" for Democratic rival Joe Biden's platform 
just to see President Donald Trump defeated in the upcoming 2020 election.

Speaking with Newsweek on Thursday, Hawkins said that while Biden might 
be the most likely candidate on the left to defeat Trump, that does not mean 
that progressives should become complacent when it comes to demanding 
action on issues like combating climate change and addressing racial injustice.

"Trump, I want him out of there more than anybody, but if you just settle for Biden, 
you're not going to get any of the things you wanted as a progressive," Hawkins 
said.

"Unfortunately," he continued, "I think progressives are settling for Biden, a lot of 
them are, and they're undermining their own case. They have made no demands 
on him."..

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