A video taken by blogger Rebel Pundit in February purportedly shows a Democratic congressman proudly receiving an award from a media arm of the Communist Party USA.
In the video, taken on February 26, Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) can be seen accepting Peoplesworld.org’s Rudy Lozano-Chris Hani Social Justice award at the Unity Center in Chicago. Peoplesworld.org is a website that enjoys a “special relationship with the Communist Party USA.” And according to the video — and an introduction given by someone in it — the Unity Center is home to the Communist Party USA in Chicago and People’s World.
In the video, the blogger confronts Davis about receiving the award after filming the acceptance. Davis starts out cordial and even shows off the framed piece of paper before two people step in and try to prevent the cameraman from continuing the interview. One man then appears to try and grab the videographer’s camera and calls him “disgusting.” That’s after Davis said the man behind the camera shouldn’t worry about the Communist Party.
You can watch it below:
Oddly enough, Peoplesworld.org doesn’t have a story on Davis receiving the award. It does, however, have a story about Davis appearing in December at a similar ceremony for someone else.
That Davis would accept an award from such a group is probably not surprising. Keywiki, which is dedicated to exposing unflattering ties with radicals and progressives, lists a plethora of information on Davis’s relationship with such radicals.