Let there be no doubt about it: The Democratic Party is now whatever Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Squad say that it is. Because of all the anti-American, anti-Semitic, racist statements they’ve made since taking office in January, it was only when President Trump told them to “go back” to their countries of origin and fix those places before criticizing this one that Nancy Pelosi and her caucus got their dander up.
Ilhan Omar can downplay the significance of 9/11 all she wants, no Democrat makes a peep. AOC can compare migrant detention facilities to Nazi concentration camps, it’s fine. Rashida Tlaib can make extraordinary slurs against our ally, Israel, and Democrats are silent. But oh boy, tell these Commies to hit the road, and it’s time for an official House resolution!
“Our sisters,” Pelosi called the Squad.
“Now,” Trump correctly noted on Tuesday, “they are forever wedded to the Democratic Party.”
The official resolution was an exercise in abject partisan politics, of course. Instead of being honest about Trump’s tweets, party leaders attempted to make it sound as though Trump, through his words and actions, was telling every foreign-born American to “go home.” Nowhere was it mentioned in the text that Trump was speaking only of the four progressives. Nowhere was it mentioned in the resolution that Trump invited all four to “come back” and show the U.S. what they had learned. No, none of that is relevant, because this had nothing to do with the truth. It was just showboating for MSNBC and the radical mob on Twitter.
On Wednesday, Trump made the connection between the Democrats and their radical “sisters” explicit in a brilliant series of tweets.
“So great to see how unified the Republican Party was on today’s vote concerning statements I made about four Democrat Congresswomen,” he wrote. “If you really want to see statements, look at the horrible things they said about our Country, Israel, and much more. They are now the top, most visible members of the House Democrats, who are now wedded to this bitterness and hate. The Republican vote was 187-4. Wow! Also, this was the first time since 1984 that the Speaker of the House was ruled Out of Order and broke the Rules of the House. Quite a day!”
Quite a day, indeed. And if Pelosi can’t find some way over the next few months to divorce herself and the 2020 candidates from these extremists, her party is doomed.
Unfortunately for them, they seem to be headed in the opposite direction.