Congress Forms ‘Anti-Socialism Caucus’ to Counter New Left

House Republicans are forming an “Anti-Socialism Caucus” to “defend individual liberty & free markets” and push back against the leftward drift of some in the Democratic Party.

“Just received approval from the House for the formation of the Anti-Socialism Caucus,” Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, tweeted Thursday. “This caucus will defend individual liberty & free markets and highlight the dark history of socialism.”

In a press release last month, Stewart said the purpose of the caucus is to inform lawmakers and the public of the dangers of the left-wing ideology and to act “as a bulwark to stop the advancement of socialist policies and legislation.”

“So much time has passed from the fall of the Iron Curtain that many have internalized — or never experienced — Socialism’s ultimate price. If we fail to recall those dangerous times, the primitive appeal of socialism will advance and infect our institutions,” Stewart warned.