New York’s left is starting to devour its own as part of a campaign to pressure local Democratic pols to aggressively tax the rich to address the state’s pandemic-fueled fiscal crisis.
A group including the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, which is aligned with US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, currently has its sights on powerful liberal Upper East Side state Sen. Liz Krueger.
Krueger, who chairs the state Senate Finance Committee, represents a Manhattan district with more millionaires and billionaires than anywhere in New York — and has fallen down on the job of helping to tax them more, according to a report prepared by the DSA chapter, New York Communities for Change and other lefty groups.
“With responsibility comes accountability,” NYCC head Jonathan Westin told the Post on Sunday. “Sen. Krueger has been back-tracking on her commitments.”
DSA-NYC co-Chair Chi Anuwa added, “Sen. Krueger holds a lot of power. She’s in a unique position.