Socialist ‘Squad’ Congresswomen Re-Elected In Democratic Primaries

Socialist ‘Squad’ Congresswomen Re-Elected In Democratic Primaries

The “Squad,” a group of freshman Democratic congresswomen elected in 2018 as open socialists, are closer to re-election in November. Three of the four members have won their primaries, with the fourth running unopposed.

While major publications such as Politico ran stories about the “racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic” Republican primary winner Marjorie Taylor Greene in Georgia, criticizing President Trump’s endorsement of her campaign, many failed to acknowledge the implications of the notably antisemitic hard-left group’s potential re-election.

On Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar won her Minneapolis district’s Democratic primary. Despite the controversy over her antisemitic comments, anti-Israel stance, potential campaign ethics violations, and alleged marriage fraud, Omar beat challenger Antone Melton-Meaux.

“In Minnesota, we know that organized people will always beat organized money. Tonight, our movement didn’t just win. We earned a mandate for change. Despite outside efforts to defeat us, we once again broke turnout records. Despite the attacks, our support has only grown,” Omar tweeted.

Fellow “squad” member and fresh primary winner in Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted a post by “People for Bernie” announcing and celebrating Omar’s victory.

“Our squad is big!” Tlaib wrote.

Many also labeled Tlaib antisemitic after she was friendly with an anti-Israel group that endorses terrorism. In addition to allegations of antisemitism and racism, the House Ethics Committee just fined Tlaib on Friday for violating campaign finance laws in 2018.

In June, infamous freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “dramatically outraised” and “crushed” her challenger, former CNBC correspondent and anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. While Ocasio-Cortez recently condemned as a white supremacist a Catholic priest who died sacrificing his life for others, she is also known for her failed Green New Deal and radical left ideas.

Wall Street CEOs, from Goldman Sachs to Blackstone, poured in millions to defeat our grassroots campaign tonight. But their money couldn’t buy a movement. Thank you #NY14, and every person who pitched in for tonight’s victory. Here’s to speaking truth to power,” she tweeted.

The fourth member of the “Squad,”  Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, is also expected to be re-elected, as she runs unopposed on the Democratic primary ballot for September as well as unopposed on the November general election ballot.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.
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