Sadly, it appears as if the infamous “Squad” of Congress will remain intact following Representative Ilhan Omar’s primary victory in Minnesota. Congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have already fended off challengers, and given the fact that all three are in solidly Blue districts, it is almost assured that they will be returning to Congress in 2021.
Politico reported the following about Omar’s primary triumph:
“Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Tuesday fought off a well-funded primary challenger who accused her of pursuing a national profile at the expense of her Minneapolis district.
Omar defeated local lawyer Antone Melton-Meaux, who was backed by pro-Israel interests angered by the freshman lawmaker’s rhetoric and foreign policy stances. Omar led by about 17 points when The Associated Press called the primary for the safe Democratic seat.
One of four minority congresswomen elected in 2018 known as the “Squad,” Omar gained national attention for her Twitter clashes with President Donald Trump. She became a prominent voice in the progressive movement but drew criticism over her comments on Israel that some deemed anti-Semitic.
She once suggested that pro-Israel lawmakers had dual allegiance to both the U.S. and Israel, and that Israel had ‘hypnotized the world.’
Pro-Israel interests funneled money toward Melton-Meaux, who raised a staggering $3.2 million in the second quarter. He used the windfall to outspend Omar on the air by a 2 to 1 margin. A top-spending super PAC, with ties to a pro-Israel group, kicked in $1.5 million on TV ads to boost Omar.”
The Squad’s collective victories tell us a lot about the current state of the Democratic Party. They represent both the present and future of the party. Taking a step back from my extreme dislike for them, I must say that it is impressive how a group of four freshman representatives have so much influence over the entire Democratic Party.
It is hard to imagine a group of radically Leftist socialist women being elected by the Democrats even five to ten years ago. They are riding the Leftist wave and are more than standard-bearers for the Leftist cause; they are leading the effort to fundamentally destroy the American form of government, and they’re alarmingly successful.
In addition to Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks and AOC’s Green New Deal, Rashida Tlaib and Ayana Pressley (not sure how or when she was added to the Squad) have proposed legislation called the BREATHE Act, which consists of the following, as reported last month by Fox News:
“Federal funds to local police and federal agencies would be slashed and diverted to pay for health care, education, environmental housing programs. It would eliminate federal programs and agencies used to finance Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)… and repealing laws that criminalize illegal immigration.
In addition, it would offer a 50 percent match of savings for states to close down detention facilities and prisons, the elimination of gang databases and the forgiving of all fees and surcharges within the justice system…
The reparations provisions include the passing the Commission to Study Reparation Proposal for African-Americans Act and establishing commissions to “design reparations” for mass incarceration to include those caught up in the War on Drugs, border and police violence and the ‘systemic violation of the U.S. Government’s treaty obligations to Tribal nations.’”
Let’s just face it: The Squad members are the new Democratic party: radical, socialist, and ignorant. Joe Biden has surrounded himself with the likes of AOC and Bernie Sanders. Moderate Joe no longer exists.
That’s thanks in large part to the Squad. The Democrat primary voters have spoken in their respective districts, and they approve of them and the new socialist agenda for the Democrat Party. If these Democrat voters felt different, then they would have voted these ladies out of office. Sadly, they didn’t and our country is worse off for it…