“They know how powerful we are more than sometimes our own – frankly I think – our own party does.”
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
The far-left members of the “Squad” – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – participated in an NAACP forum Wednesday evening and declared that members of the Republican Party are “scared” of them “because they know how powerful” they are.
Ocasio-Cortez talked about her background as a waitress and told the moderator, Angela Rye, that she does not “shy away” from her background of working in restaurants because it prepared her for her current job as a congresswoman.
“Nothing will give you the ferocity of advocacy like having that kind of experience,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“No one can tell me about things like sexual harassment. No one can tell me things like working for tips on a wage that is less than the minimum wage. No one can tell me about taking the subway at 3 o’clock in the morning home from a night shift,” she said, claiming that “no one else has those experiences on the other side of the aisle.”
The freshman lawmaker added that the Republican Party is “scared” of the “Squad.”
“It’s because they’re scared because sometimes I think that the Republican Party recognizes our power more than we do sometimes,” she said.