“The Squad” Just Suffered Its Biggest Defeat Yet.
(RightWing.org) – Things aren’t looking great for the notorious “Squad” of far-left legislators. Last week’s primaries delivered a series of blows to their radical ambitions. Are even Democrats getting fed up with the extremes of socialism?
Left behind: AOC and 'Squad' allies suffered heavy losses this week https://t.co/DVbhbgCUUw
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On August 23, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) won renomination after a tough battle against… uh, nobody. But while AOC had the luxury of an uncontested primary, many of her fellow “Progressive” friends weren’t so lucky — and it didn’t go well for them.
Fellow “Squad” member Ilhan Omar (D-MN) scraped through after a centrist Democrat challenger hammered her for her “defund the police” rhetoric. She might have narrowly defeated Don Samuels, but a ballot measure to scrap the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a sinister-sounding “public safety agency” was shot down by exasperated voters. Omar seems to be losing popularity.
Meanwhile, Mondaire Jones (D-NY), another radical, came third in his primary, ending his reelection bid. Jones had switched districts after Representative Sean Maloney (D-NY) challenged him in the 17th district, which he currently represents. AOC then backed another far-left candidate, Alessandra Biaggi, against Maloney — and Maloney wiped the floor with her.
The four original members of the Squad — AOC, Omar, Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) have all survived their primaries, but the far-left candidates they backed haven’t done well. This could mark the high water mark for the Democratic Socialists; they’re still in Congress, but the progressive wave they were hoping for hasn’t arrived.
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