Showing posts with label The Squad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Squad. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Rep. Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota Democratic Primary

Rep. Ilhan Omar narrowly won her bid for reelection in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District Democratic primary after besting challenger Don Samuels, who conceded on Tuesday night.

With all the votes in, Omar won the primary 50.4% to Samuels’ 48.2%, falling far short of the 20-point victory she had over a Democratic rival two years ago. She is favored to beat Republican Cicely Davis, who won her party’s primary, in the general election in the deeply Democratic district.

Omar said in a statement that “Republicans and conservative Democrats have worked in lockstep to vote us out.”

“Tonight’s victory is a testament to how much our district believes in the collective values we are fighting for and how much they’re willing to do to help us overcome defeat,” Omar said. “This win is for them and everyone who still believes that hate, division and regression will not be the legacy of the Fifth.”

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Michelle Obama: What truly makes our country great is its diversity.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to give what seems to be a statement about Trump's racist attack on four congresswomen of color, in which she states that 'What truly makes our country great is its diversity.' Read her statement below:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Full 'Squad' Press Conference In Response To President Donald Trump’s Attacks

Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) respond to President Trump saying they should “go back” to the counties they came from. Watch their full press conference below:

Monday, July 15, 2019

Elijah Cummings statement on Trump's racist tweet about 'The Squad'

Rep Elijah Cumming took to Twitter to give a statement on Trump's racist and xenophobic tweet in which he told Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich to go back 'where they came from'.

Read his tweet below:

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Rep. Hakeem Jefferies slams Trump for racist attack on 4 Congresswoman of color

Although House leadership and the four congresswomen known collectively as "The Squad," Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) are not seeing eye to eye right now, Rep. Hakeem Jefferies, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus (the fifth leadership spot)) took to Twitter to defend them against a vile and racist attack by Trump.

Trump Tweeted the following:

"So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run," Trump tweeted.

"Why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came," the president continued. "Then come back and show us how it is done."

"These places need your help badly, you can't leave fast enough," said Trump. "I'm sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"

Jefferies responded strongly on Twitter: