In Atlanta, Pence warns of ‘socialism’ as local democratic socialists aim higher

Delegates raise their hands in the American Sign Language sign for applause for speaker Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, during the Democratic Socialists of America National Convention at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta on Friday, August 2, 2019. (Photo; Christina Matacotta/Christina.Matacotta@ajc.com)
Delegates raise their hands in the American Sign Language sign for applause for speaker Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, during the Democratic Socialists of America National Convention at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta on Friday, August 2, 2019. (Photo; Christina Matacotta/Christina.Matacotta@ajc.com)

On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence headlined an event in Buckhead, where he warned conservatives of the spread of socialism, at the same time the Democratic Socialists of America's national convention was taking place in downtown Atlanta.

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein chats with AJC statehouse reporter Maya T. Prabhu, about what took place at each event and share clips from Pence's speech and interviews with local DSA members. Bluestein and Prabhu also discuss what these events mean as we get closer to 2020.

Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcherSpotify or anywhere you listen to podcasts. You can also download or stream the episode above.

READ MORE:

In Other News