The Nation ♥ Ro Khanna

Ro Khanna with Gavin Newson at a campaign event in Cupertino during Khanna's 2016 run for Congress.

The venerable progressive Bible, The Nation, sure loves Rep. Ro Khanna, especially veteran columnist John Nichols.

For the second year in a row, the magazine named Khanna to its annual year-end list of progressive accolades, this time as the most valuable progressive member in the House of Representatives.

Nichols lauded Khanna for his early focus on U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, while calling “pitch-perfect” his “Internet Bill of Rights” proposal.

“California Democrat Ro Khanna spins out more ideas in a week than most House members produce in a congressional career,” wrote Nichols.

“In his freshman term, he emerged as the chamber’s most ardent and courageous advocate for a new approach to foreign policy by promoting engaged diplomacy as an alternative to ever-expanding Pentagon budgets.”

In December 2017, following Khanna’s first year in Congress, Nichols named him “Most Valuable House Newcomer.”

 

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