“Sometimes politicians don’t see the light until they feel the heat,” Congressman and Chair of the Progressive Caucus Keith Ellison told The UpTake yesterday during an interview about the growing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.
Ellison fully supports the spontaneous demonstrations, doesn’t believe they are leaderless, and doesn’t think politicians should get in their way or try to co-opt the movement.
Ellison disagreed with analogies between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. “Instead of turning to other Americans, they turned on other Americans, and started looking for people to blame and hate,” said the Congressman from Minneapolis.
Ellison was taking part in a block party for CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha) retail cleaning workers yesterday to celebrate momentum in the Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning.
Watch the full interview with Keith Ellison below: