Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar have been dubbed the squad for as long as they have been in politics but many are ditching that title and moving over to a new one, “The Hamas Caucus.”
From The Daily Caller:
As Israel spent 11 days defending itself from a barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza, a handful of congressional Republicans who all share a hallway with member of the progressive “squad” Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to make statements against her anti-Israel rhetoric in no unclear terms.
Republican Reps. Mike Waltz of Florida, Lisa McClain of Michigan, Nancy Mace of South Carolina, and Chris Jacobs of New York all hung up “Stand With Israel” posters next to their office doors.
“Hamas Caucus” has become a popular term used by Israel-supporting Republicans to describe anti-Israel progressive Democrats, who have chipped away at a consensus on Israel that’s been around since President Harry S. Truman recognized Israeli independence in 1948. Truman’s support came 11 minutes after Israel’s first prime minister’s “Proclamation of Independence” in Tel Aviv.
Those who use the term “Hamas Caucus” essentially accuse those Democrats of repeating the talking points and flirting with ideological support for the terrorist organization Hamas. The “Hamas Caucus” not only questions American monetary support for Israel, but questions whether the Jewish State has a right to defend itself in the first place.
The new term might not stick around forever, with the nature of politics being forever changing, but this name will definitely stick around for a while. Tell us what you think would be a better name in the comments down below.