Communist Fellow Traveler, Rep. Barbara Lee, Calls for UN to Monitor 2020 Election
Written by Warren Mass
Far-leftist Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.; shown) recently told the hard-leftist “She the People Presidential Forum 2019” that she is making a “personal” plea that the United States recruit foreign election monitors from the United Nations.
“I personally want to ask the U.N. to come in. I’ve observed elections all over the world, and I think right now we need election observers from all over the world coming to monitor and look at these tactics … so that maybe if we put some sunshine on it, you know, at least we’ll be able to cast our vote until we get all of these laws changed,” Lee said to applause.
This call immediately raises a red flag for long-time readers of The New American, who are more than familiar with the world government-promoting purposes and aims of the UN that were built into the world body’s structure since its founding in 1945. In an article posted by The New American on October 22, this magazine’s foreign correspondent, Alex Newman, wrote:
“Despite globalism-skeptic President Donald Trump being in the White House, the United Nations is behaving more and more like the global government it seeks to become.”
Our readers may be less familiar with the political history of Rep. Lee, whose longtime association with not merely leftist, but outright communist, organizations dovetails perfectly with the globalist agenda of the UN and its supporters.
Lee was mentioned in the May 2017 review in The New American of the film documentary, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress, produced by the New Zealand researcher and author Trevor Loudon. The reviewer, Christian Gomez, wrote:
“In California, the Communist Party USA is very close to Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who has visited Cuba more than 20 times.”
A Breitbart article in 2017 — written in response to Lee’s complaint that President Trump, by naming General John Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, is militarizing the White House [and] putting our executive branch in the hands of an extremist”— stated that Lee “has longstanding ties to communism.”
To support this allegation, the Breitbart piece noted that the Communist magazine People’s Weekly World reportedly listed Lee as a co-sponsor for a Communist Party USA (CPUSA) event in 1999.
Following Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro’s death in 2016, Lee said she “was very sad for the Cuban people,” claiming Castro “led a revolution in Cuba that led social improvements for his people.”
In a 2013 report, Trevor Loudon noted:
In my new book: The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress, I devote 10 of its 700 pages to Lee. Detailing her involvement with three Marxist organizations and the former revolutionary government of Grenada and her nearly 30-year history with communist Cuba.
Back in the early 1990s, while serving as a Democratic California state legislator, Barbara Lee was simultaneously a bona fide communist. She served on the leadership council of a new Communist Party breakaway group, the Committees of Correspondence.
Warren Mass has served The New American since its launch in 1985 in several capacities, including marketing, editing, and writing. Since retiring from the staff several years ago, he has been a regular contributor to the magazine. Warren writes from Texas and can be reached at [email protected].
Courtesy of The New American