Some wonder if Chen is not as moderate as he claims to be.
Democrat candidate for Congressional District 45 Jay Chen has been mentored by far-left congresswomen, despite painting himself as a moderate to voters.
The mentors include Democrat Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) and Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-6), two far-left progressive representatives, which may suggest that Chen is not as moderate as he is portraying.
Chen tweeted, “Thrilled to see my mentors and supporters @RepJudyChu, @Grace4NY, and many others descend on the White House for this momentous occasion. Education is the most powerful tool we have to fight Anti-AAPI hate.”
Chu’s top contributor to her campaign is the Center for American Progress, a “nonpartisan policy institute” that aims to push America forward “through bold, progressive ideas,” according to their website.
Chu, who also advanced to the primaries, was also a vocal proponent of codifying federal abortion access to women as the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade could be overturned in the coming weeks.
Chen aligns with Chu on this issue, according to his campaign website.
“In Congress Jay will support legislation to expand funding for reproductive healthcare services like Planned Parenthood as well as services that provide preventative health care, education and access to contraceptives. This is critical for achieving gender equity,” his website reads.
Moreover, Meng just partnered with progressive Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along with Chuck Schumer, to upgrade environmental infrastructure in the Queens borough of New York to give it a stronger defense against “climate change” in an updated bill.
Meng’s provision of the bill includes allocating $120 million from the Army Corps of Engineers to collaborate with the city on climate change resilience in Queens.