The Squad are a clique of four rookie Communist politicians who entered the U.S. House of Representatives in the 116th Congress (2019–2021). They are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Tlaib (MI), Ilhan Omar (MN) and Ayanna Pressley (MA). All four are members of the Democrat Party, the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Democratic Socialists of America. Three of the four endorsed Bernie Sanders over the Democrat ex-frontrunner Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Presidential election, while Ayanna Pressley endorsed Warren. The four women are known for their advocacy and mainstreaming of racism, anti-Semitism and intolerance, and for their inflammatory and provocative comments regarding President of the United States of America Donald Trump, often to the point of implicitly endorsing violence against him.
All four were recruited by Democratic Socialists to run for Congress in 2018. All four have faced ethical charges within their first months in Congress:
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is accused of money laundering illegal campaign donations and nepotism;
- Rashida Tlaib is accused of transferring money from her campaign fund to herself;
- Ilhan Elmi Omar is accused of perjury, immigration fraud and tax fraud;
- Ayanna Pressley is accused of racist and homophobic statements.
Though members of the Squad (particularly Ocasio-Cortez) have on occasion claimed to be the "victims" of numerous death threats for their attacks on Trump, congressional security officials have confirmed that they have not been threatened more than is the average for members of Congress.
Two outspoken Jew-haters, Tlaib and Omar, have been barred from traveling to Israel. When Rashida Tlaib requested to visit her mother-in-law (her first husband's mother who is also Rashida Tlaib's grandmother), Israel granted her special permission, which she then spitefully rejected in favor of attending an anti-Jewish event. When a Holocaust denier, who had been the runner-up in the Islamic Republic of Iran's International Holocaust Cartoon Competition in 2006, created a cartoon portraying President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu covering the mouths of Tlaib and Omar, with a Star of David in the center of the picture, the two Congresswomen shared and praised the cartoon, a decision which was promptly criticized by conservatives and the Trump administration. In March 2020, Rashida Tlaib took a photograph of herself holding a book written by Linda Sarsour and wearing a T-shirt depicting the erasure of Israel.
Squad members AOC and Pressley have done fundraising for the Antifa terrorist organization. During the coronavirus outbreak, jihadi-Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted anti-gun activist David Hogg's "F*** a national day of prayer."
However, the Squad is anti-establishment: AOC has criticized Nancy Pelosi, Amazon, and Joe Biden; and Rashida Tlaib booed Hillary Clinton at a Bernie Sanders campaign event for smearing Bernie Sanders, although she later backed down and apologized.
- See also: 2020 Antifa riots
All four members of the Squad, and the affiliated groups that back them, were involved in the 2020 Leftwing insurrection. Minneapolis and Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America colluded with Antifa in the violence. Seattle DSA is also involved. DSA branches in Memphis, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Louisville, Philadelphia, and Richmond are raising funds for “George Floyd Uprisings Nationwide.” The American Left has the power to start race riots in nearly every major U.S. city.
In Marxist–Leninist and Maoist theory, a United front is a coalition of leftist organizations that collude for the purpose of taking over a government. In the 116th Congress, the Committees of Correspondence for Democratic Socialism, Democratic Socialists of America, Liberation Road (formerly Freedom Road Socialist Organization}, and Communist Party of the United States formally created a united front of the nation's four largest Communist organizations to take over the Democratic Party. As of 2018 the umbrella group is known as the Left Inside/Outside Project (“One foot in the institutions, one foot in the streets.”) consisted of 57,000 community organizers. At its August 2019 convention the DSA passed a resolution to form a
“National Working Group to help drive collaboration and resource sharing to support our antifascist organizing.”
Law enforcement authorities found evidence of pre-planning. The Minneapolis Star/Tribune reported:
state officials said several caches of flammable materials were found both in neighborhoods where there have already been fires and “in cars we’ve stopped as recently as this morning,” said John Harrington, state public safety commissioner. Some of the caches look like they may have been planted days ago and some only in the last 24 hours or so, he said. Police are also finding stolen vehicles with plates removed that are being used to transport the flammable materials. Looted goods and weapons also have been found in the stolen cars, he said.
The Sunrise Movement, with established groups in several major cities, has heavily recruited activists from the DSA and Liberation Road affiliated groups, such as the Pennsylvania Student Power Network. Sunrise founding activists are all current trainers with Momentum Community, which is a training workshop funded by millionaires and billionaires to “incubate” supposed "grassroots" organizations such as Sunrise and the Movimiento Cosecha (Harvest Movement). Democrat millionaire donor and former 2020 presidential election candidate Tom Steyer's NextGen America is also tied to the Sunrise Movement, and according to the New York Times, the two groups “strategize” together.
The DSA itself as of 2020 has 66,000 members nationwide and locals in almost every state. Other communist groups such as Communist Party USA, Liberation Road, Socialist Alternative, Workers World Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Socialist Unity Party, and Revolutionary Communist Party and their allies in Black Lives Matter and Antifa can mobilize tens of thousands of militants and organizing cadre at short notice. The American Left has the power to start race riots in nearly every major U.S. city. DSA branches in Memphis, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Louisville, Philadelphia, and Richmond are raising funds for “George Floyd Uprisings Nationwide.”
On September 27, 2020 James O'Keefe of Project Veritas posted a report on illegal ballot harvesting for cash in Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar's district. On October 16, 2020 Facebook sent notification warnings to every user that reposted the Project Veritas' report.
- Loudon, Trevor (October 8, 2019). The Squad. The New American. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- Multiple references:
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- Campaign staffer, 17, for Ilhan Omar's Republican congressional opponent is shot and killed in Minneapolis
- Teenage campaign staffer for Ilhan Omar's opponent killed in Minneapolis shooting
- Ilhan Omar’s GOP challenger shocked after campaign aides shot in random drive-by, teen staffer dies
- Suspect arrested in murder of 17-year-old staffer of GOP challenger to Ilhan Omar
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