The end of 2018 gave us a lot of “fresh faces” in Congress, particularly from the left. Former bartender turned lawmaker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made herself the face of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing in just a year, and the rest of her pals in “The Squad” are basically telling Nancy Pelosi what to do at this point.
Going into 2020, we could see more radical figures like this step into the political spotlight. One of these is YouTube personality Cenk Uygur, most famous for hosting the program The Young Turks, which is basically just a slightly edgier version of MSNBC. They are one of the oldest and most well-known political channels on the platform, and take their name from a group of Turkish terrorists that murdered a punch of people in the early 1900s.
Uygur gets a lot of flack from fellow YouTubers — including a few on the left — over his infamous support for the Turkish narrative that the Armenian genocide either didn’t happen or really wasn’t that bad. But, he gets a pass form the higher ups because he’s as progressive as they come. His congressional campaign for 2020 even received a fleeting endorsement from none other than Bernie Sanders.
…well, Bernie had to take that back — within hours, actually. As it turns out, genocide denial is but one of the many strange stances Cenk has taken over the years. Just wait until Tim Pool unpacks the details…