Ever since Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated the number 4 House Democrat in New York City’s primary elections, I told you that the rise of the self-described “Democrat Socialists” isn’t just isolated to NYC. Self-described “Democrat Socialists” also won surprising primary victories (and are now the official Montana Democrat Party candidates) all the way back here in Billings, Montana.
One of the candidates, Amelia Marquez, celebrated the placement of an “abolish ICE” banner that was hung over the interstate between Billings and Laurel on the 4th of July. ICE, of course, stands for immigration and customs enforcement- and Laurel, Montana is home to one of the most patriotic Independence Day celebrations you will find.
Not only is Amelia Marquez a self-described “Democrat Socialist,” Amelia is also a transgender candidate who grew up as Alonzo Marquez.