A newly elected GOP congresswoman warned against the socialist economic model after growing up in the former Soviet Union and seeing its effects firsthand.
Republican Rep.-elect Victoria Spartz of Indiana said that she is saddened to see America heading in the direction of socialism.
“I grew up in a socialist country, the Socialist Republic of Ukraine. I saw what happens when it runs out of money and it is not pretty,” she told Fox & Friends Monday.
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“And now, I came to America 20 years ago with a suitcase after meeting my husband on a train in Europe. He’s raised and born Hoosier,” she continued. “And now we’re building socialism. I’m kind of going full circles. I can tell you what is going to be next. It’s very sad for me to see that.”
Spartz is one of more than a dozen Republican women who won their congressional races this year, widely referred to as the year of GOP women.
“I’m a mother of two daughters, I’m a suburban woman. And I think if you look at that, it’s really, I’m very hopeful to see that majority people in our country don’t believe in socialistic, utopic ideas the Democrat Party is now promoting,” she said.
“Forty-two years, I grew up in socialism,” Spartz said, adding that the rise in socialist ideals among the Democratic party provoked her to run for office.
“Let’s look at any country that had socialism. Every country failed because this system is not sustainable,” she said. “This system create[d] a lot of destruction and misery, so we have to be smarter than that.”
She expressed that while Americans generally want equal rights, “we want all different things” so therefore, we should be free to pursue our personal dreams, goals and desires without interference.
“If the government forces us to be equal, you have to suppress. So every socialistic system is about suppression. We have to value our freedoms because we’re the greatest republic that ever existed,” she said.