Trevor Loudon’s 2020 list of 65 Communists, Socialists and security risks in Congress

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Source: NewZeal, By Trevor Loudon, August 26, 2020

Here’s my long awaited list of communists, socialists and security risks in the US House of Representatives.

In my opinion all of those listed would struggle to pass a low-level background security check.. but guess what? There are no security checks in Congress.

Do you think Hamas, Hezbollah, North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, Cuba, Turkey or Venezuela might be aware of this massive defect in US national security? Maybe even try to exploit it? Surely not!

Here’s my list of 63 of the most obvious security risks in the House, with links to my website Keywiki for the backup evidence. Apologies to the many I’ve omitted. Please email me at trevor.newzeal @gmail.com if you’d like to be included in next year’s list.

Terri Sewell (D-AL) Works very closely with communist former civil rights activists in the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and similar organizations. Has travelled twice to Cuba.

Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since at least 1993. A self-described “Alinskyite.” Traveled to Cuba in 2015.

Ami Bera  (D-CA) Has used Communist Party USA campaign volunteers in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America. Close to HAMAS-Linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Very close to several key Communist Party USA allies in San Francisco in the 1970s and ’80s. Also some involvement with Democratic Socialists of America. Led a Democratic delegation to China in 2015. Helped found the National Muslim Democratic Council with CAIR.

Barbara Lee (D-CA) Lee has been close to the Communist Party USA for decades. In the 1990s she was a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off Committees of Correspondence. Has been to Cuba more than 20 times. Close to the National Iranian American Council.

Ro Khanna (D-CA) Works extremely closely with Democratic Socialists of America. Close to pro-Iran and North Korea groups.

Salud Carbajal (D-CA) Long history with Democratic Socialists of America members.

Judy Chu (D-CA) Was heavily involved with the now-defunct pro-Beijing Communist Workers Party in the 1970s and ’80s. Still works closely with former members today. Works closely with Communist Party of China connected Committee of 100. China’s best friend in the US Congress.

Mark Takano (D-CA) Extremely close to the Democratic Socialists of America front Progressive Democrats of America. Works closely with “former” Marxist-Leninist- Maoist Steve Phillips and his PowerPAC+. Trevelled to Cuba in 2017.

Katie Porter (D-CA) Elected with pro-Iran National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and Democratic Socialists of America support.

Raul Ruiz (D-CA) Worked closely with Pro-North Korea and Iranian Workers World Party members in Massachusetts in the late 1990s.

Mike Levin (D-CA) Elected with National Iranian American Council and Communist Party USA support.

Adam Schiff (D-CA) First elected with Democratic Socialists of America support. Has enjoyed some Iranian-linked PAC support. Works closely with Communist Party of China-connected Committee of 100.

Ted Lieu (D-CA) Works closely with Progressive Democrats of America and some Democratic Socialists of America members. Close ties to Muslim left group Council on American Islamic Relations. Also works closely with Committee of 100. Visited China in 2015.

Karen Bass (D-CA) Was actively involved with the Marxist-Leninist group Line of March in the 1980s. Still works closely with former members. Mentored by a leading Communist Party USA member. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America and some Liberation Road members. Has been to Cuba at least 16 times.

Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) Travelled to Cuba in the early 1980s and again in 2016. Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists.

Maxine Waters (D-CA) Long history with the Communist Party USA. Also ties to the now-defunct pro-China and pro-North Korea Communist Workers Party, as well as Workers World Party fronts. Has employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle.

Jason Crow (D-CO) Elected with Democratic Socialists of America support. Has endorsed DSA members and supporters.

Joe Courtney (D-CT) Has worked closely with several Communist Party of Connecticut leaders.

Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Has worked extremely closely with the Communist Party of Connecticut for many years. Traveled to Cuba in 2014.

Jahana Hayes (D-CT) Has worked closely with both the Communist Party of Connecticut and Democratic Socialists of America.

Jim Himes (D-CT) His 1988 thesis “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua” was a sympathetic portrayal of Marxist government’s civilian spy network. Has worked closely with one Communist Party of Connecticut front group.

Kathy Castor (D-FL) Has worked closely with Cuba and pro-Castro organizations to open US trade with the communist island.

Darren Soto (D-FL) Has worked closely with fronts for communist groups Liberation Road and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Very close to the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Hank Johnson (D-GA) Very close to both the Latin American and Muslim far-left. Travelled to Cuba in 2016.

Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members through her political career. Ties to some Filipino-American “former communists.” Worked with Communist Party USA affiliated former Congressman Dennis Kucinich to defend Soviet-Russian puppet Syrian leader Bashar-al-Assad. Close to some pro-North Korea activists. Leaving Congress.

Bobby Rush (D-IL) Former leader of the Maoist-leaning Black Panther Party. Has worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Has traveled to Cuba twice.

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA for nearly 40 years.

Danny Davis (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the mid 2000s. Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since the 1980s. Also close to Committees of Correspondence in the 1990s.

Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the 1980s and has continued to work closely with the organization. Has also worked closely with some Communist Party USA members. Close to the National Iranian American Council.

Dave Loebsack (D-IA) has worked closely with Socialist Party USA and
Democratic Socialists of America members for many years. Leaving Congress.

Andre Carson (D-IN) Elected with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America support. Deeply tied to Muslim leftist groups like CAIR and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

John Yarmuth (D-KY) has worked with Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.

Chellie Pingree (D-ME) Connected to Democratic Socialists of America. Trained for a year in a liberation Road alignd training school in 2006.

Kweisi Mfume (D-MD) was first elected with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America support.

Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has worked closely with Democratic Socialists of America for many years. Also close to the Cuban connected Institute for Policy Studies.

Jim McGovern (D-MA) has supported Latin American socialist and revolutionary groups for 20 years. Has traveled to Cuba at least three times. Went to China in 2015.

Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) Has been endorsed by Democratic Socialists of America. Worked with Liberation Road front groups and with the pro-Beijing Chinese Progressive Association in Boston.

Andy Levin (D-MI) Close to Democratic Socialists of America for at least a decade.

Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Democratic Socialists of America member. Close to Liberation Road. Extensive ties to CAIR and other Muslim Left groups.

Betty McCollum (D-MN) Close ties to communist Laos. Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members. Traveled to Cuba in 2014 and China in 2015.

Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Extremely close ties Democratic Socialists of America and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization “FightBack!” faction. Close to CAIR and other Muslim Left groups. Strong ties to Turkey. Named in a Florida court case as a Qatari agent.

Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Was close to the Communist Party USA for many years. Also supported one Communist Workers Party organization. Traveled to Cuba in 2000 and worked with Fidel Castro to train leftist American medical students in Cuba.

William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Has worked with Communist Party USA fronts for many years. Some connection to Liberation Road. Leaving Congress.

Deb Haaland (D-NM) Close to Communist Party USA member Judith LeBlanc. Close ties to the Muslim left.

Greg Meeks (D-NY) Has traveled to Cuba at least 3 times. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.

Grace Meng (D-NY) Very close to the pro-Beijing Asian Americans for Equality. Was also active in a radical Korean-American organization.

Nydia Velasquez (D-NY) Close ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Welcomed Fidel Castro to Harlem in 1995.

Yvette Clarke (D-NY) Addressed a Workers World Party rally in 2005. A close ally of a prominent Democratic Socialists of America member. Traveled to Cuba in 2007.

Eliot Engel (D-NY) First elected with help from Communist Party USA infuenced organization. Supported some Democratic Socialists of America causes. Very close to former Irish Republican Army terrorist leader Gerry Adams. has been to Cuba twice. Leaving Congress.

Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Was a member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in the 1970s and was involved with Democratic Socialists of America in the ’80s and ’90s. Some Communist Party support.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) A member of Democratic Socialists of America.

Jose Serrano (D-NY) Close ties to the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez. Leaving Congress.

G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) Some connection to Workers World Party and Liberation Road. Also close to the “former” communist led Moral Mondays movement.

Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Traveled to Cuba in 2002.

Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America.

Steve Cohen (D-TN) Close ties to Memphis Socialist Party USA/Liberation Road members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.

Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) Elected to the Texas State House with Communist Party of Houston support. Works closely with a major communist-influenced organization.

Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Long relationship with the Communist Party USA. Traveled to Cuba at least twice.

Marc Veasey (D-TX) Very close relationship with the Communist Party of Texas and some Democratic Socialists of America members.

Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) Has been involved with Democratic Socialists of America since the 1980s.

Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) Has been involved with Liberation Road and Democratic Socialists of America-connected groups for many years. Trained in a Liberation Road aligned training school in 2010.

Mark Pocan (D-WI) Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists. Long-time active supporter of Colombian revolutionary movements.

Gwen Moore (D-WI) Has been mentored by leading Democratic Socialists of America and Communist Party USA members.

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Former Young Peoples Socialist League member. Long connection to Democratic Socialists of America.

For more information on socialists and communists in the US Congress watch my acclaimed 90-minute documentary the Enemies Within, or read my books White House Reds and Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists And Progressives In The US Congress.

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