While Silverman said that she had little interest in joining it herself, she expressed her desire for a “progressive jewess” to join the race-hustling, Democrat legislators, often criticized for their anti-Semitic rhetoric.
The loose affiliation of radical progressives includes at least five core members: Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Cori Bush of Missouri.
Silverman, a Jew herself, commented on a photo of the group recently, writing, “Love this group!! You give me hope… Wish there was a progressive jewess in there … someday.”
Omar responded, writing, “You could run and join us.”
The comedian has expressed her own far-left political views with increasing frequency in recent years.
She notably supported Bernie Sanders in 2020, and she has backed other radical leaders in the past.
Silverman and Omar, however, would likely find themselves at odds politically.
The comedian recently expressed her disappointment with the lackluster response of U.S. lawmakers in supporting the Jews as tensions escalated in the Middle East.
Other members of the Squad have collectively condemned Israel and have called for lawmakers to revoke America’s funding of the Middle East nation.
Moderate Democrats in turn have expressed frustration with the Squad, especially in relation to its response to recent violence in Israel.
Omar, Tliab, and Bush are the only members of Congress to support openly the proposed boycott of Israeli funding.