El-Yateem’s socialist endorsement rankles Capano
A candidate for Bay Ridge’s City Council seat who blasted a fellow candidate for accepting the endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America was on the receiving end of criticism himself from the leader of the left-leaning political organization.
Days after Republican Bob Capano called on Democratic candidates to repudiate the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) for endorsing Democrat Rev. Khader El-Yateem, Zelig Stern, chairman of DSA’s New York chapter, had sharp words for Capano.
“These comments, in a district that democratic socialist Bernie Sanders won in 2016, show just how out of touch [Donald] Trump’s Republicans are with the residents of South Brooklyn. Capano should turn off Fox News and step into the real world. Anyone who thinks that the status quo is working is delusional. While Republicans gut health care and victimize the weakest in our society, Democratic Socialists are continuing the political revolution to put power in the hands of working people,” Stern said in a strongly worded statement.