Scrubbing the Squad’s Scandals: Four Controversies the Press Buried

In what already looks like a contentious 2022 midterm election season, we are only 15 weeks from the day of elections. If journalists follow their campaign strategy, they will find certain candidates that make mistakes or make strange comments to try and portray them as the face of GOP.

One thing they won’t do is single out the radical, extreme nature of some of the Democratic Party’s most well known congressional members: The Squad. 

In the past few months, socialist Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez and far-left members like Rashida Talaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley have all been used as gaffe machines. Some of them pretend to have been restrained by police using invisible handcuffs as they protested against abortion at the Supreme Court. 

But there’s also been far more serious moments. In July it emerged that Congresswoman Tlaib was involved in organizing campaign events organized in 2018 by terrorist financiers. Also, the Somali-born politician introduced a resolution in May that recognized the “catastrophe” of the creation of Israel.

But you wouldn’t know about any of these because the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts haven’t covered them. Here’s the four Squad scandals the press should have been covering: 


AOC and Invisible Handcuffs

Ocasio-Cortez was detained last week along with 16 far-left Congressmen at an anti-abortion protest in front the Supreme Court. Ocasio Cortez, who was holding her hands across her chest and pretending that she was handcuffed, captured embarrassing footage. She raised her arms in defiance, seemingly forgetting the invisible handcuffs. 



The network coverage total: ZERO seconds 


Rashida Tlaib and terrorist financiers

Andrew Kerr is an investigative journalist. The Washington Examiner that Congresswoman Tlaib’s 2018 campaign for Congress had connections to alleged terror financiers. Kerr wrote on July 18: “Two men who held key positions at nonprofit groups that were found liable in a Hamas terror financing scheme helped organize campaign fundraising events for Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in 2018.” 

He said: 

The men, who organized events that were paid for by Tlaib’s campaign, were associated with a network of nonprofit groups that were found liable by a federal jury in 2004 for financing the terrorist slaying of an American teenager, David Boim, at a bus stop in the West Bank in 1996. A federal judge ordered the three groups to pay Boim’s parents a $156 million judgment for funding Hamas, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

Rafeeq Jaber (the first Tlaib campaign coordinator) testified that he was president of the American Muslim Society as well as the Islamic Association for Palestine during 2003 depositions. Jaber testified that the two groups, while under his control, worked to “promote [Holy Land Foundation] in every way we can” and also distributed pro-Hamas documents, including an August 2001 editorial that advocated martyrdom operations and the killing of Jewish people.

The second Tlaib campaign organizer, Salah Sarsour, helped raise money for the Islamic Association for Palestine and the Holy Land Foundation around the time of Boim’s killing and, in one case, allegedly wrote checks from his business’s bank account to funnel money to a Hamas militant.

The network coverage total: ZERO seconds 


It is easy to ignore the anti-Semitic hate of the Squad

Back in May, Tlaib introduced a resolution calling on the United States to recognize the “Nabka,” which is a term used by some Palestinians to describe the creation of the state of Israel. Below are Tlaib’s May 16, 2022 tweets regarding the recognition of Israel by the United Nations. 




Fox News revealed that Ocasio Cortez was the one who resolved this issue on behalf other Squad members. Back in 2012, future Squad member Omar tweeted that the “evil” Israel has “hypnotized the world.” So her participation isn’t surprising. 

The network coverage total: ZERO seconds 


Endorsing Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock?

Ayanna Pressureley (Massachusetts Congresswoman) is the final member of our Squad. She may not be as familiar to you as the Squad’s other members. But she’s just as radical. And this past spring, she appeared to tweet support for Will Smith’s violence against Chris Rock at the Oscars. 

The tweet was quickly deleted and she sent out a series of comments attempting to clarify: “I don’t endorse violence in any form.” We’ve all seen how ill-advised tweets by conservatives and Republicans are jumped on by the press. This one was ignored by the networks. 

The (now deleted) tweet is here: 



The network coverage total: ZERO seconds 

This fall expect Squad members to have more embarrassing moments and to take on more radical, shocking positions. But there’s one thing the American people should demand: If journalists are going to highlight some obscure Republican candidate who says something outrageous, be sure and cover the scandals coming from the socialist Squad in Congress. 

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