Days after his performance with Lil Nas X at the Grammys on Sunday night, Nas is back in the news following critical comments made by his ex-wife, “Milkshake” singer Kelis.
r.n.: “To have people try to purify the caucus because they don’t agree with them – 100 percent, I certainly don’t agree with that,” said Texas Representative Henry Cuellar, one of the Democrats Ocasio-Cortez is trying to replace with a more progressive candidate, in this case Jessica Cisneros, for whom she raised $35,000. Jessica Cisneros, a 26 year old immigration attorney, is backed by Justice Democrats, the progressive advocacy group that famously recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her successful primary bid to represent New York's 14th congressional district. And Cisneros' platform reflects Justice Democrats' core values, which have become emblematic of the progressive left. According to a release from the Justice Democrats, they include: fixing the U.S. immigration system, ending family separations, OPPOSES THE BORDER WALL, instating a $15 MINIMUM WAGE and a GREEN NEW DEAL, MEDICARE FOR ALL, the end of corporate money influencing elections, FREE PUBLIC COLLEGE, PRO-ABORTION, ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT, SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ILLEGALS, and making the wealthy pay their fair share. Cisneros has pledged to reject campaign contributions from corporate political action committees and lobbyists. Since Justice Democrats first announced that they would be targeting Cuellar's seat in the primary, doubt has poured forth about the likelihood of a liberal Democrat winning an election in Laredo. In a recent Texas Monthly story on this very topic, Democratic consultant Christian Archer says he believes the Justice Democrats have misunderstood this congressional district.