Ah, the squad. Democrats’ group of far-left congresswomen was all the rage earlier in the year. These freshmen socialists were supposed to radically shake up Washington. You haven’t heard much from these Trump-hating newbies lately, have you? Well, there’s a good reason for that. Because three out of the four are facing serious investigations.
The so-called squad was exactly the kind of group the far-left wing of the Democratic Party wanted. It was a collection of all female Democrats, newly elected, who embrace radical socialist policies. They were also all women of color, one of whom was an African refugee. They checked just about every last “intersectional” box the left loves—except for LGBT (hey, you can’t have it all!).
The media, especially outlets online, praised these four, untested, unaccomplished women as the future of not only the Democrats, but American politics. The most outspoken of the four was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat a 10-term Democrat in the primaries. Even established Democrats were shaken by this and followed her demand to abolish ICE.
But the moment these women entered office in January, their stars began to fall. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez torched her credibility when she unveiled her “Green New Deal.” This radical and laughably-impractical plan was panned by both liberals and conservatives. But AOC showed her true colors by stubbornly defending her idiotic plan, refusing to compromise or learn.
Thus, proving she was a spoiled Millennial brat with zero leadership skills.
It only got worse for the rest of the squad. Muslim refugee Ilhan Omar was exposed over anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks. That entire episode humiliated House Democrats, who couldn’t even collectively condemn racism. Even though she claims to not be anti-Semitic, Omar and her squad members backed a bill that would have allowed America companies to boycott Israel. Ouch.
Rashida Tlaib was outed for her foul mouth and frequent rants. A video came out where she had to be dragged out of a meeting, screaming and cursing like a sailor. How ladylike.
It’s much worse than all of this. Because, as these unpleasent episodes continued to happen, they were caught by investigators on finance charges.
The three most prolific members of the “squad” of freshman representatives are the subjects of multiple Federal Election Commission complaints and ethics probes.
The congresswomen have been accused of violating campaign finance laws for their personal or political benefit.
Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have promised to bring about a more equitable and just world. [Source: Daily Caller]
I guess “equitable and just” for their bank accounts. Let’s break down the charges.
AOC could face jail time over unreported connections with a PAC. She got involved in politics because she was recruited by “Justice Democrats PAC.” She then went on to run the group, without notifying the FEC. PACs and candidates are not allowed to interact directly. She even appointed board members to this group. FEC heads say she violated multiple federal campaign finance laws.
Ilhan Omar has been charged over moving campaign funds into her supposed boyfriend’s account. There’s been a lot of talk over her recent divorce and alleged relationship with a staffer—who also got divorced. Now we are learning she moved tens of thousands of dollars to this guy’s company. The FEC is demanding answers.
Rashida Tlaib is facing a subpoena from the House Ethics panel over campaign payments. The HEC is looking into how her campaign paid Tlaib over $17,500. The committee is concerned this was for personal use, a violation of campaign finance laws.
These are actually just the tip of the iceberg for these ladies. Seems like these “Democratic socialists” like to play fast and loose with their money, and the law. It just might be catching up with them now, in the form of FEC and ethics investigations.
In the end, are we surprised? Radical Democrats who want to tear down our society are caught doing wrong. Even the media is trying to distance themselves from this “squad.”
Perhaps Democratic voters will learn not to support these kinds of clowns anymore.