'Their Party Has No Future': Former Democrat Urges Liberals to 'Walk Away' From Democratic Party
The creator of a social media campaign urging liberals to detach themselves from the Democratic Party said that the future of the party is over.
Brandon Straka started the "#WalkAway Campaign," which shares video stories of people who decide to dissociate themselves from liberalism.
According to the movement's Facebook page, it's meant to "encourage and support those on the left to walk away from the divisive tenets."
Straka appeared on The Ingraham Angle Tuesday and said that negative rhetoric spoken by the left and intolerance it has shown has been a big reason as to why he's walked away.
"What do these people stand for? What is there platform? All I can figure out so far is 'We hate Trump' and 'We love illegal immigrants,'" Straka said.
Straka said that his campaign is proving that politicians like the self-proclaimed socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) are the reasons why people are leacing the Democratic party.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez gave Ocasio-Cortez high praise on Tuesday, dubbing her "the future of our party."
"Their party has no future, it's over," Straka said in response.
The one reason Straka was initially a Democrat was because he is gay.
"I think that if you're a minority in America ... there's sort of this assumption that you are not wanted on the right," he said.
He added that he believes the left takes minorities for granted and makes people feel that President Trump's administration is looking to "hurt" them.
"If you're a minority, you have a choice," he said.