The infamous group of radical leftist congresswomen known as “The Squad” have not only successfully won reelection, but even managed to add a few more allies in congress this election – a troubling sign for the future of America.
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, will all be returning to their seats in the U.S. congress for a second term.
The female lawmakers have gained a reputation for being further left leaning than many of their colleagues – openly calling for the ushering in of Socialism to America as well as doing things like expressing the desire to see police completely defunded.
Despite the fact that none of the incumbents faced serious electoral challenges due to the fact that they’re in such deep blue districts, Ilhan Omar tweeted, saying “Our sisterhood is resilient.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s opponent, however, was a former New York Police Department officer who raised more than $10 million, to take on the socialist AOC who managed to raise $17 million.
The radical Democrats will be joined by newly elected left-wing House members who were endorsed by the Justice Democrats, the group that recruited the “Squad” and helped bring them to victory in 2018.
Jamaal Bowman in New York’s 16th Congressional District and Cori Bush in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District both won their races on Tuesday night.
“I’m ready to get to work to disrupt the status quo and deliver for our families,” Bowman tweeted. “Hold me accountable. Push me and my colleagues. I’m going to need you in Congress with me. There’s so much work to do.”
Cori Bush, for her part, is a self-proclaimed Black Lives Matter activist who won 84% of the votes in her race to become the state’s first black congresswoman.
To give you a slight indication of just how radical Bush, she described her victory as part of a “political revolution.” She also describes herself as a “Ferguson-made activist.”
The New York Post reported that Bush got involved with the Marxist-linked Black Lives Matter movement in 2014. She joined the protests that erupted in the wake of a Ferguson shooting and soon began leading the protests in her Missouri district.
Bush’s website features images of her attending Black Lives Matter protests, wearing a t-shirt with a “RESIST” message, hitting a tombstone-shaped model with the message “SMASH the PATRIARCHY,” and holding hands with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
AOC celebrated her victory early Tuesday, tweeting, “Serving NY-14 and fighting for working class families in congress has been the greatest honor, privilege & responsibility of my life, thank you to the Bronx & Queens for re-electing me to the House despite the millions spent against us, & trusting me to represent you once more.”
Ocasio-Cortez is considered by many to be the face of the radical squad and if this election is any indication, it doesn’t look like she’s going anywhere anytime soon.
In fact, AOC has indicated that she may run for higher office in the coming years. “I don’t know if I’m really going to be staying in the House forever, or if I do stay in the House, what that would look like,” she told Vanity Fair. “I don’t see myself really staying where I’m at for the rest of my life.”