Radical members of the democrat “squad” have come under fire over the last several days after they referred to Israel’s retaliatory strikes against the terrorist group Hamas as “terrorism” itself.
Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have all called out the Israeli response to the attacks in various ways.
Omar called the retaliation an “act of terrorism.”
AOC and Tlaib both chimed in as well.
AOC tweeted that she stands in solidarity with Palestine, while Tlaib tried to villify Israel’s actions by painting Palestinians as the true victims.
Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene responded directly to the squad’s words in a tweet, saying that “members who support terrorism don’t belong in Congress.”
She also referred to the three democrats as the “Jihad Squad.”
The Washington Examiner has more details on Rep Greene
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene referred to congressional Democrats known as the “Squad” as the “Jihad Squad” and said they don’t belong in Congress due to their recent defense of Hamas.
“The Jihad Squad, @IlhanMN @RashidaTlaib @AOC doesn’t think Israel has the right to defend itself from terrorists Hamas when they fire rockets into Israel,” the Georgia Republican tweeted Monday. “They also support terrorists Antifa/BLM who attack Americans. Members who support terrorism don’t belong in Congress.”
The Squad has been widely criticized by conservatives over the last few days after members of the group slammed Israel’s response to rocket attacks from Hamas.
Greene's comments ring the most true when taken as a response to what Ilhan Omar had to say directly after Israel's retaliation against Hamas.
Omar called the Israeli strikes against Hamas an "act of terrorism."
Our friends at the Daily Caller reported on Omar's original comments following the attacks:
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar accused Israel of terrorism for responding to a barrage of rocket fire from the terrorist organization Hamas.
“Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism. Palestinians deserve protection. Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians. It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid,” Omar said in Monday afternoon tweet.
Tensions have skyrocketed between Israelis and Palestinians lately due to a decades-long court battle over the legal ownership rights of the Sheikh Jarrah apartments in East Jerusalem.
Hamas, a U.S. and European Union designated terrorist organization that governs the Gaza strip, fired 150 rockets into Israel on Monday evening after the terror group gave Israel a 6 p.m. local time ultimatum to remove troops from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the site of violent riots over the weekend.
Rep Greene is not wrong in her assessment of the squad members.
Since becoming members of Congress, Omar, AOC, and Tlaib have pushed their own radical agendas, and have also defended acts of terrorism home and abroad.
Rep Omar has a history of downplaying actual terrorism.
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Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro called out Omar's habit of downplaying actual terrorism two years ago.