Posted on December 20, 2022

Incoming House Democrats Want to Abolish Prisons

Houston Keene, Fox News, December 8, 2022

The midterm elections have come and gone and the Democrats have lost control of the House of Representatives, but gained some new members with far-left policy stances.


Among the incoming freshman class are two Democrats who have voiced support for abolishing prisons.

Rep.-elect Summer Lee, D-Pa., a progressive Democrat, is taking over the district of longtime Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle in Washington.


She has openly endorsed several socialist policies — including the redistribution of wealth — as well as controversial progressive policies like abolishing prisons.

“Instead of ‘thanking’ Black women, Black voters, and especially, Black organizers… give us the investments we need and deserve, redistribute wealth, ends police violence, abolish the carceral state, commit to building Black directed political power… and reparations,” Lee tweeted in November 2020.

Florida gained a young, progressive congressman, as well, in the form of Rep.-elect Maxwell Frost, who endorsed the anti-police and anti-prison group Dream Defenders in 2020.

Frost’s endorsement of Dream Defenders included a call “for a prison [and] police free society.” {snip}