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The Squad Keeps Growing

'It’s time for poor, working-class, and young people to have a seat at the table...'

(Headline USA) The far-Left congressional “Squad” added at least four new members during Tuesday’s midterm elections, which means it could have close to a dozen members during the next congressional term.

The “Squad” was originally founded by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., after they won their elections in 2018. It has steadily grown since then, adding two more members in 2020: Reps. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Jamaal Brown, D-N.Y.

All six of these “Squad” members easily won re-election on Tuesday. They also added four new radical members to the congressional roster.

Democrat Greg Casar, who was endorsed by Ocasio–Cortez in January, won a House seat in Texas. Ocasio–Cortez described him as a “progressive Democrat” who will “show up and fight for” Texas working families.

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Casar’s campaign website describes him as “the proud son of Mexican immigrants” who has “passed policies to protect families from being separated, raised wages for thousands of workers, and has successfully fought to expand civil rights protections.” 

The second incoming “Squad” member is Democrat Maxwell Frost, who is expected to win a House seat in Florida. His progressive agenda also earned the endorsement of progressives like Ocasio–Cortez.

“It’s time for poor, working-class, and young people to have a seat at the table,” Frost’s website says. “As the first generation-Z member of Congress, from day one, I will fight to end gun violence, win Medicare For All, transform our racist criminal justice system, and end the climate crisis.”

The third new “Squad” member is Democrat Summer Lee, who flipped a Republican-held House seat in Pennsylvania. Her site lists environmental justice, economic justice, union jobs and justice reform as top priorities.

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The fourth “Squad” prospect is Democrat Delia Ramirez, who held an Illinois House seat. Her campaign website lists “social services” as one of her priorities, which include “housing justice, fully funding public schools, women’s reproductive rights, and Medicare for all.”

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