Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter after the “squad-ette” held their press conference Monday in response to the President tweeting over the weekend recommending progressive Democrat Congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came” before criticizing policies in the U.S.”.
Without naming names, Democratic Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-NM) raised their hands assuming President Trump was referring to them.
During their press conference, Rep. Ayanna Pressley claimed, “We are more than four people. We ran on a mandate to advocate for those ignored, left out, and left behind. Our squad is big. Our squad includes any person committed to building a more equitable and just world.”
(Related: Kellyanne Conway Responds To The ‘Squad Drama’: ‘Keep The Cameras & The Microphones On, America Should See Who They Are!’)
Pressley’s comment comes after Speaker Nancy Pelosi “threw shade” at the “squad” as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told an audience in April, “They’re just four people. They only have four votes; a ‘glass of water’ with a ‘D’ next to it ‘would win in Ocasio-Cortez’s district.'”
Looking for support from her fans or attention, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted a video on Twitter of Pressley’s claim that their squad is “more than four people” and asked, “Who’s in the Squad? Check-in!” Cortez was met with immediate backlash. (Continued Below)
Ocasio-Cortez’s official tweet:
Who’s in the Squad? Check in! ⬇️ 🙋🏽♂️🙋🏻♀️🙋🏿♂️🙋🏼♀️🦹🏼♀️ https://t.co/G48rsQMqk6
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 16, 2019
What are you? 12? “Who’s in my club? If you’re not in my club we don’t like you!” pic.twitter.com/qGYnZX9yAO
— Whatevs (@danobrien1972) July 16, 2019
Wait you’re actually calling yourselves the squad? I thought that was a joke.
— Kelly Campagna (@warriorwoman91) July 17, 2019
#CommieSquad Assemble!! pic.twitter.com/OEsSwjShfe
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) July 16, 2019
— Clare Friedman ❌⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ClareFriedman1) July 17, 2019
The squad , four pathological liars and race baiters trying to be relevant while becoming a punchline to most Americans.
— Steven (@Sjdoilman51) July 17, 2019
AOC IS ESSENTIALLY THE QUEEN OF THE UNIFORMED, PRINCESS OF INUENDO & REGURGITATED FALLACIES: HOW MANY TIMES DO WITNESSES NEED TO EVICERATE HER INTELLECTUALLY IN HEARINGS, MAKING HER LOOK LIKE A PRE SCHOOLER ATTENDING A CLASS IN CALCULUS, FOR DEM/SOC PRTY TO SEE WHAT IT’S BECOME?
— SEAMONSTER (@thieriotski) July 17, 2019
Calling yourselves the “squad” couldn’t be more infantile. Good luck in 2020. With your 9% favorable rating among those who know who you are, you’ll need it. As for me, a registered independent voter, you and your “squad” have convinced me to vote Trump & Republican in 2020.
— Warrior Dad (@WarriorDad7) July 17, 2019
Reality check. pic.twitter.com/9UbsWPS5ss
— Bansi Sharma (@bansisharma) July 16, 2019
The squad with no accomplishments…why do the American people pay these salarys ?.. Not 1 piece of legislation passed..they don’t even show in the districts that voted them in..
— Peteypickem (@Peteypickem1) July 17, 2019
You mean… who’s in the Commie squad? Check in! ⬇️👿🤡👹 pic.twitter.com/VQTKaPyVfM
— Daniel Witt (@realdanwitt) July 17, 2019
This is embarrassing
— buy the fing glitch (@AnonTrader3) July 16, 2019
These congresswomen should do their jobs instead of complaining on Twitter all the time. Get back to WORK and earn your pay!!!
— Sylvia (@candemountain) July 17, 2019
Anyone who has the brain capacity of an adolescent girl. What grown ups call themselves a squad? Good Lord.
— Netski (@Netskinette) July 17, 2019
We leave you with a new RNC campaign ad that highlights the extreme rhetoric coming from the “squad.”
NEW: The RNC releases a brutal new campaign ad highlighting the extreme rhetoric coming from Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) pic.twitter.com/8hEtPv4UyD
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 17, 2019
(Related: Trump & Graham Respond As Four ‘Progressives’ Team Up To Condemn ‘Go Back’ Remarks)