While the moniker has roots in Shirley Chisholm’s successful campaign to become the first black congresswoman, nowadays it also could be seen as a blunt message to Democratic leadership: Nobody is bossing around the class of 2019, Fox News reports.
On everything from the Green New Deal to impeachment to criticism of Israel, a squad of first-year congresswomen are flexing their muscle and posing an implicit challenge to Democratic honchos like Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Their stridently liberal agenda – and power to steer the national conversation via social media and press attention – has fueled tensions inside the party tent that in turn are testing leadership’s control while stirring political concerns going into 2020.
“All of our problems are caused by three people,” one senior House Democrat lamented to Fox News.
That would be New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and Tlaib – all freshmen, and all uniquely unencumbered by things like decorum or deference to party elders
“Do you think President Obama is the same as President Trump?” asked Fox News reporter Guerin Hays.
“Absolutely not, that is silly to even think and equate the two,” the Minnesota Democrat replied before entering an elevator. “One is human, the other is not.”
Radical Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI) declared victory over the US government in a speech to terror-tied CAIR last month — the video just began making the rounds on social media earlier this week.
Congresswoman Tlaib was introduced by Executive Director of CAIR’s Florida chapter, Hassan Shibly — Shibly invoked the Islamic war cry as he introduced her, Gateway Pundit reported.
“Allahu Akbar! The first Palestinian-American Muslim Congresswoman, our dear sister Rashida Tlaib!” Hassan Shibly said.
‘We always said ‘the Muslims are coming’… I think we’re here!” Tlaib said as the crowd cheered.
“We’re not only everywhere in all kinds of different governments but, mashallah, we’re in the United States Congress,” she said.
Rashida Tlaib presents at HAMAS-linked CAIR-Chicago Conference
Rashida explains that envisioning her enemies (Lobbyists & Special Interests groups) DEAD brings her joy & inspiration
CAIR is established by U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s “Palestine Committee” which is Hamas in America pic.twitter.com/yc7kkT7PHl
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) March 5, 2019
If you cannot see the connection, then you are blind.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.