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The Squad Spreads Chaos Within the Democratic Party

The Squad Spreads Chaos Within the Democratic Party
U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) pause between answering questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 04:51 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Things were a lot less chaotic before a band of four freshman congresswomen of color seemed to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. They may find themselves out of a job in January 2021, and President Donald Trump re-elected as a result.

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts may call themselves “The Squad,” but the havoc they create makes them more akin to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The latest fracas was prompted by President Donald Trump’s tweet on Sunday that the four lawmakers should go back from which they came. To be clear, only Omar, who immigrated from Somalia, was born outside the United States.

In response, on Tuesday afternoon the House proposed a resolution stating, “President Donald Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calf., argued, “These comments from the White House are disgraceful and disgusting. And his comments are racist.”

Republican House members, led by Doug Collins, R-Ga., objected, and observed that the resolution broke a House rule — that no member may call the president a racist on the chamber floor.

“I was just going to ask the gentle Speaker of the House if she would like to rephrase that comment,” he said, according to the New York Post.

Pelosi claimed that she’d cleared it with the House parliamentarian and plowed ahead.

Nevertheless, Collins wasn’t having it. “I ask for the words to be taken down,” he shot back.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., tweeted, “Speaker Pelosi just broke the rules of the House, and is no longer permitted to speak on the floor of the House for the rest of the day.”

Politico’s Jake Sherman reported “@SpeakerPelosi read the title of the bill on the floor. The title refers to trump’s ‘racist comments.’ That runs afoul of house rules. republicans moved to strike her words. floor has been frozen as they try to figure this out.”

And the GOP’s objection received support from an unexpected quarter: No. 2 House Democrat, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland.

“Hoyer issues ruling AGAINST Pelosi from the chair, saying her words were not in order, reported Politico’s Andrew Desiderio. “The House is now *voting* on whether to strike Pelosi’s words (calling Trump’s tweets racist) from the record.”

As the chaos escalated, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., threw down the gavel and walked away from the House chair:

"I dare anybody to look at any of the footage and see if there was any unfairness,” he announced, according to The Washington Post’s J.M. Rieger. “But unfairness is not enough because we want to just fight. I abandon the chair."

Cleaver added, “I’ve never called anybody a racist. You can check the public record. This president is testing me.”

The resolution eventually passed 240-187 later Tuesday evening. The House also voted 232-190 against striking he speaker’s remarks from the record, and Pelosi told reporters she continued to stand by her statements, according to an earlier Newsmax story.

But it came at a price.

Support among Republicans has actually increased since he made his statements against the four young congresswomen that touched off the brouhaha. His favorability has risen by 5 percentage points from last week — up to 72 percent, according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll.

But more than that, the congresswomen’s own comments — and in some cases their refusal to comment — is now being used against them in a brutal video ad released Tuesday by the Republican National Committee.

Titled “Squad Goals: Anarchy,” It features the four members trivializing the Holocaust by claiming that illegal aliens are being detained in “concentration camps.”

When each member of Ocasio-Cortez’s “squad” is asked to comment on the terrorist firebomb attack on a Tacoma, Washington Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility, they say nothing — not even a “no comment.”

As Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel put it, “Democrats compare ICE officials to Nazis & the KKK. They want to decriminalize illegal immigration. Now they’re desecrating the American flag – replacing it with Mexico’s. It’s an absolute disgrace, and every 2020 Democrat needs to condemn it.”

And everyone knows they won’t, and Democrats will pay the price in 2020. Republicans will almost certainly keep the White House, and may even flip the House of Representatives.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports - Click Here.

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