Ami Horowitz, a conservative documentary filmmaker, has entered the already packed Democratic primary race for 2020. Like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.), an independent, Horowitz has recently signed up as a registered Democrat. Some have questioned if the campaign is a joke because he’s a conservative; Horowitz says he has always been a “‘country over party’ guy.”
“I would vote for a Democrat for president any time I thought that he was superior to a Republican and vice versa. It has nothing to do with the ‘D,’ or the ‘R,’ or the ‘I,’ and if I think you’re gonna do a better job for moving this country forward — dealing with the really serious issues that we have, I’m all for it,” Horowitz told Bold TV.
Horowitz said he believes the Democratic Party has moved too far to the left, and that it has been damaged.
“Everybody has to have an opportunity for success. We want to make sure that opportunity is available to everybody. That it doesn’t matter what your color, your creed or your race is,” Horowitz said of his civil rights position as a conservative. “It pains me a great deal that we’ve had decades of liberal policies that have not held. Look, if liberal policies helped to bring the black community, the Hispanic community up above, I would support them. I would argue that within the last 30 years the black community, there’s been a huge disservice done for them by the Democratic Party today.”
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