The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has committed o spending $100 million dollars to defeat members of the Squad, AKA the Hamas Caucus. That is a lot of money and it comes out to 14,285,714 per candidate on average. That is a lot of cash and could very well be successful in eliminating at least some of The Squad members. Their plan is to get rid of as many Hamas and terrorist supporters in Congress.
The Squad members who will be targeted includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Cori Bush (D-Mo.) are in AIPAC’s crosshairs. Rep. Jamaal “Where’s the Fire” Bowman (D-N.Y.).
Criticism of the Israeli gov is virtually nonexistent in US politics, but apparently that’s not enough.
Gotta spend *$100 million* to unseat the few who believe in Palestinian human rights & a ceasefire that most Americans already support.
The acceptable level of dissent is 0. https://t.co/fE4ftkNERq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 15, 2023
One of the biggest political operations in Washington is gearing up to take down the Squad, the Democratic cohort that has heralded progressive policies from the Green New Deal to tuition-free college, throwing major dollars behind primary challengers they believe can unseat them in their 2024 reelection campaigns.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, is expected to spend at least $100 million in the Democratic primaries in an effort to knock out the seven “Squad” members, reported Slate. They include Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman, and Summer Lee—all Black and brown members of Congress who have been vocal critics of Israel’s war on Gaza.
Members of Congress who take controversial stands are very often primaried, so it should come as no surprise that supporters of Hamas get primaried. The only difference is the amount of money spent on seats in the House. That $14 million is on top of what the primary opponents raise themselves.
Already, Bush, Bowman, Lee, and Omar have drawn primary opponents for their safe blue seats for the 2024 cycle, thanks to strenuous recruiting efforts from AIPAC, which has already begun making expensive, incendiary ad buys against those members, according to reporting in the Associated Press, the Intercept, and Jewish Insider.
Bush is facing St. Louis prosecuting attorney Wesley Bell, who was running for Senate until late October. Bowman is facing 70-year-old Westchester County executive George Latimer. Lee is facing perennial candidate Bhavini Patel. Omar is facing a rematch with Minneapolis City Council member Don Samuels, former Illinois congressional candidate Sarah Gad, and military vet Tim Peterson. Jewish Insider has reported that AIPAC is still feverishly recruiting for a challenger for Tlaib as well, and is reportedly still looking for primary challengers for Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez.
AIPAC wants “to make the statement this cycle that no one is safe from their wrath, that if you speak out, you can be targeted no matter how popular or how many cycles of incumbent you are,” said Connor Farrell, president of the progressive fundraising group Left Rising, in a phone call. “It’s extremely audacious.”
It’s extremely ordinary except perhaps for the amount of money involved. And what the leftists are leaving out of the equation is that Biden carried each of those congressional districts by double digits. Any primary seeking to unseat a Squad member will be an uphill battle from the get-go.
The Squad members had targets on their backs the moment they entered Congress. And if they survive this challenge, more power to them. They should also expect a serious challenge in 2026 and beyond.
That’s how the system works even if The Squad and others who believe as they do don’t like it.
Here is something I want you to think about. What happens when Hamas or some other terrorist group make an attack in this country and kills a large number of civilians. Whose side will The Squad be on? I think I know the answer and it scares me. And hw about the indoctrinated college students. This is something you must ponder on.