The woman who introduced far-left Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Tacoma, Washington is reportedly facing ethics charges related to an anti-Amazon political campaign.
“The city’s elections watchdog has charged Councilwoman Kshama Sawant with violating the law by using her office to promote a potential ballot measure that would tax Amazon and other large companies to pay for things like affordable housing,” reports Fox Q13.
“The Seattle Times reports the charges against Sawant were filed Monday. The Ethics and Elections Commission accuses Sawant of breaking two laws when her office posted links on her official council website directing people to information on the Tax Amazon campaign,” adds the website.
“We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!” yelled Tacoma’s socialist city council member Kshama Sawant.
You don’t often hear introductory speakers for @BernieSanders talking about socialism. But in Tacoma, Wash., Kshama Sawant, a socialist on the Seattle City Council, just did.
"We need a powerful socialist movement to end all capitalist oppression and exploitation!" she said. pic.twitter.com/1Rdpla1DH8
— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) February 18, 2020
— Kailyn Nicholson (@KailynMcK) February 18, 2020
Sanders addressed a massive rally in Tacoma, Washington this week; speaking to more than 17,000 supporters just days before voters in Nevada head to the Caucuses.
“Bernie Sanders rallied thousands of supporters in Washington state three weeks ahead of its presidential primary, calling for the grassroots movement that led to his win in the state’s 2016 caucuses to continue through the broader primary that takes place March 10,” reports MyNorthwest.
“We may not have billions of dollars to throw around, but we have hundreds of thousands of people in every state in this country knocking on doors,” he said. “And that’s why we’re going to win here in Washington and why we’re going to win all over this country.”
“We are a democracy, not an oligarchy,” Sanders said, referring to billionaire Mike Bloomberg. “You’re not going to buy this election.”