Rep. Kim’s Misleading Moderate Façade Won’t Fool Voters

September 26, 2022

For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa Velardi
(732) 682-8923

MOORESTOWN, NJ – Congressional candidate Bob Healey today issued the following statement:

“Rep. Andy Kim’s grandstanding as a ‘moderate’ is nothing more than an attempt to pull the wool over voters’ eyes before election day. While Andy Kim tries to present himself as a centrist Democrat, his underlying activist ideology is on full display based on his founding of – and active membership in – multiple far-left groups that espouses radical ideology and extreme ideas.

Along with his membership in the far-left Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Kim also has ties to radical groups such as ‘The Indivisible NJ 3rd District’, ‘Bold Progressives Organization’, and as a founder of ‘Rise Stronger’.1

Among other startling items on its organizational agenda, Rise Stronger has signaled support for the ‘Defund the Police’ movement through its promotion of ‘The Indivisible NJ 3rd District’ group.2 In another show of contempt for law enforcement, the Rise Stronger organization listed a book by a convicted cop killer in their “Library of Resistance”.3

There is a reason why Rep. Kim works so hard to maintain a moderate public image. Revealing his true support for groups that promote anti-Semitic literature4 and disastrous ‘Defund the Police’ policies would result in an unprecedented backlash from his constituents, who simply want moderate, common-sense representation in Congress. Instead of being honest with voters about his beliefs, Kim masks his extreme ideology with centrist promises and platitudes. 

Make no mistake about it, Andy Kim is a fringe-progressive in moderate clothing. His active ties to these radical groups prove that he’s ideologically out-of-touch with the rational, hardworking folks of this district. NJ-03 voters deserve honest leadership and common-sense solutions, not deception and failed activist policies. 

I’m sure when voters learn more about Rep. Kim’s true views, they will decide to retire their representative this November.”

1 “The former Iraq Director at the National Security Council founded Rise Stronger to bring together other people with expertise in various backgrounds to try to help develop resistance strategies,” NBC News.

2 “Defund the Police.”, Indivisible Guide.

3 Rise Stronger listed “We Want Freedom: A Life in the Black Panther Party” by Mumia Abu-Jamal in The Library of Resistance.

4 Rise Stronger listed “The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader”, a book that claimed Israel knew in advance of the 9/11 attacks, on The Library of Resistance graphic in 2020.