Two far-left members of the so-called ‘squad’ are panicking as they face serious threats to their congressional seats this November.
Rep. Rashida Tlaibhad had been in Congress for a matter of hours when she was seen on video telling supporters that she and other Democrats were going to impeach President Donald Trump, using an expletive rather than Trump’s name. The room full of activists cheered, but some people back home…and in Democratic leadership…were not pleased.
It wasn’t the last time Tlaib’s approach to “representing” — taking aim at the status quo alongside three other first-term congresswomen of color who make up “the squad” — would make her a target, both of the GOP and her own party. And every time, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones says, agitated constituents would call and encourage her to challenge her fellow Michigan Democrat to a rematch of their 2018 battle for the party’s congressional nomination, according to the Western Journal.
Now, Tlaib is the squad’s most vulnerable member, as she and Jones are set to square off again in Michigan’s Aug. 4 primary.
These two need to be removed from office as quickly as possible.https://t.co/YsZYx44z3g
— The Cain Gang (@THEHermanCain) July 25, 2020
To Jones, it all boils down to one thing for a district that is among the country’s poorest: who can “bring home the bacon.”
“There are things that I might feel, but I just don’t say in public and an example is ‘impeach the M-F’ on the very first day,” said Jones. “Not to say you’re going to always agree, but you have to be able to work with those people because you never know who you’re going to need in order to get things done that need to be done.”
The only other member of “the squad” still facing a primary challenge is Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose top challenger on Aug. 11 is a political newcomer who raised millions more than the incumbent congresswoman last quarter.
Some of Antone Melton-Meaux’s donations came from pro-Israel groups and conservative donors. Omar has apologized for tweets suggesting members of Congress support Israel because they are paid to do so.
Race and religion are also factors in Tlaib’s diverse district, where over half of the residents are black, while the rest are a mix of white, Arab American, Latino and other races.
Tlaib’s comments following President Trump’s decision to send federal officers into the city of Detroit were not accepted as planned. She said authorities “will have to arrest her” is Trump sends federal officers into Detroit. The Democratic city did not experience the level of domestic terrorism that New York City and Portland faced following weeks of violent protests and riots.
Tlaib Says Authorities ‘Will Have to Arrest Her’ If Trump Sends Feds to Detroit https://t.co/vBUeqeW22D
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 22, 2020
Tlaib continues to lie to her constituents in hopes of seeking another term in COngress. “I didn’t have to change who I am” to please voters, Tlaib said. “I didn’t sell out. That’s one thing I promised them, that I wouldn’t do it. And I didn’t.” WHAT A LIE. Tlaib has been at the center of being bought-and-sold for votes and misrepresenting her district for political gain.