VIDEO: Top House Dem Says Federal Election Bill Inspired by ‘Hugo Chavez’

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) said the quiet part out loud Wednesday, according to national radio host Todd Starnes.

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Pushing the Democrats’ voting rights bill, the House Democratic Caucus chair said they are “inspired by Hugo Chavez,” the Venezuelan dictator who hated the U.S. and capitalism as a communist-socialist.

Apparently correcting himself, Jeffries paused before saying, “Cesar Chavez.”

He concluded: “We’re inspired by all of these leaders.”

Republicans have pushed back against the bill because it will eliminate voter ID, legalize ballot harvesting, and force taxpayers to fund campaigns.

Cesar Chavez is beloved by the Left, so much so that former President Obama said he wanted to make his birthday a national holiday during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Watch the clip above.