The leader of an American communist group endorsed former Democrat Vice President Joe Biden for president, portraying the 77-year-old as a better choice than President Donald Trump.
The removal of Trump from office is part of the “revolution” to overthrow the current systems governing the United States, Communist Party USA leader Bob Avakian said in a statement on the groups website.
“Imagine what Trump will do if he is given a second-term mandate through re-election this coming November,” he wrote.
To ensure the Republican doesnt get re-elected, Avakian is urging fellow communists to choose Biden, even if theyre not enthused over his proposed policies, while expressing hope that Trump will be removed before the election.
“If, in spite of mass protest demanding the removal of the Trump/Pence regime, this regime remains in power when it is time for voting, then—without placing fundamental reliance on this—using all appropriate means to work for the removal of this regime must include voting against Trump (assuming the election is actually held),” Avakian said.
“To be clear, this means not a protest vote for some candidate who has no chance of winning, but actually voting for the Democratic Party candidate, Biden, in order to effectively vote against Trump.”
In the past, voters who dont like either major party candidate either pencil in a name or choose the nominee of a lesser party.
Bidens campaign didnt respond to a request for comment on the endorsement.
The Trump campaign said in a statement that the endorsement “further demonstrates that Joe Biden is an empty vessel for the radical left,” adding later: “Hes nothing more than an empty vessel for the extremist fringe of the Democrat Party, a terrifying cabal which now includes active communist leaders.”
The campaign pointed to Bidens reported consideration of Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Bass _