Too Far-Left for the 1st District
Qasim Rashid is a radical liberal and is far from the typical Democrat that runs in VA-01.
He is as far left as Bernie Sanders (VT), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) and aligns himself with “the squad” on Capitol Hill.
If elected, Qasim Rashid will champion far-left policies that will negatively affect the First Congressional District of Virginia and the nation.
Hostile to a Growing Economy
Supports instituting a wealth tax. 
Crippling Healthcare Policies
Outspoken supporter of Bernie Sanders’s “Medicare for All” proposal,  which would convert the U.S. to a government-run, single-payer system that is estimated to cost as much as $32 trillion over ten years. 
Soft on Illegal Immigration
Says the idea of “illegal immigration” is a concept concocted to protect white supremacy. 
Opposes President Trump’s border wall, which he has called a “racist response to a problem we don’t have.” 
Attacked Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as the “bigge[st] danger to kids in America.” 
Compared America to Nazi Germany and other fascist regimes after tear gas was used at the southern border. 
Opposed the Trump Administration’s policies on refugees and migrants, likening them to those of Nazi Germany. 
Attacked the National Rifle Association as a terrorist organization, calling it the White ISIS. 
Called unrestricted gun ownership an idea that needs “destruction” and likened it to slavery. 
Refers to pro-gun community as “ignorant liars.” 
Supports banning “assault weapons” and requiring citizens to be licensed and wait 28 days before they can buy a gun. 
He has recommended emulating Great Britain, Australia and Germany on gun control – all three of which ban many common guns and impose severe restrictions on gun-owning citizens. 
Called pro-life people hypocrites, saying they were “pro-torture” and “pro-concentration camps for babies” but “screaming unholy outrage if a teen rape victim seeks an abortion.” 
Mocked pro-life supporters of the Second Amendment.“If the pro-gun/pro-life crowd truly believed prayers alone can stop gun violence—they’dve proven it by now by stopping all abortion w/prayer.” 
Supports federal funding for abortions. 
While he has been clear in condemning terrorism and extremism, he has rejected labels, claiming there is “no such thing as ‘Islamic terrorism”. 
Made light of Islamic terror threats, claiming more Americans were killed by their own furniture since 9/11. 
Blames hatred of America on military and soldiers.