Wisconsin Republicans on Monday attempted to tie the Democratic National Committee's choice to hold its national convention in Milwaukee with socialism, The Hill reports.
"I'm glad Milwaukee will enjoy the economic boost from hosting [the 2020 Democratic National Convention]," Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., tweeted after news of the decision emerged. "As voters in a key battleground state, WI will get a first-hand look at Democrats' extreme policies that would reverse the economic progress made under the Trump administration.
"Understanding the risk of Democrat socialistic tendencies should provide motivation to re-elect Republicans up and down the ballot in November 2020," he added.
"In the last few years, The Democrats have developed a burgeoning love affair with socialism, highlighted by their adoration of the Green New Deal and single-payer healthcare," the state Republican Party tweeted.
"With the 2020 Democrat presidential primary field currently stumbling over each other in a race to the radical left, it makes sense that their party would choose to hold its convention in the only American city that has elected three socialist mayors," the party continued.
Milwaukee has elected three socialist mayors, though the last, Frank Zeidler, left office in 1960. Although Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., an avowed socialist, is a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, rivals like Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., have rejected the label.
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