Pastor Tony Suarez Says Latino Voters Fear Socialism Under Biden Administration

Joe Biden on a campaign stop in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday. (Brian Snyder / Reuters)

Joe Biden said he isn’t a socialist, but Latino voters paid more attention to what he wasn’t willing to say, a Latino Christian leader said.

Latino voters have indicated that fears of socialism drove them to mark the ballot for President Donald Trump.

“I was in Venezuela 20 years ago,” Tony Suarez, chief operating officer of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, told The Christian Post. “The government there was promising to give you this and that, and now they’re dying of starvation. Socialist government wants to take over every part of your life.”

For Latinos like Suarez, whose family fled to the United States to escape religious persecution in Colombia, socialism means death and starvation. When Suarez described it, his voice rose in intensity.

“It’s what Biden doesn’t say,” he said.

Biden’s refusal to denounce members of his own party who are openly socialist, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, felt equivalent to Trump refusing to denounce white supremacists, he said.

“He won’t denounce the extremism of Ocasio-Cortez and the Squad. When Americans marched in favor of Donald Trump, Joe Biden said nothing to denounce violent attacks on them from Antifa and the Left. If his message is unity and healing, then why would he not say something when some Americans were attacked in Washington, D.C?”

Trump’s supporters, who believe voter fraud played a part in this year’s election, were in Washington on Saturday for the Million MAGA March. Clashes with counter protesters, including a stabbing, were reported.

Biden spokesperson Andrew Bates released a statement Monday, saying, ”President-elect Biden continues to denounce all acts of violence,” while not calling out specific groups.

Suarez said he also sees reason for concern in Kamala Harris, Biden’s vice president pick. Harris has endorsed the Green New Deal, single-payer healthcare and student loan debt cancellations.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jackson Elliott

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