The radical left-wing lawmakers who comprise "The Squad" have consistently behaved in a manner that can only be described as shameful and un-American. We honestly didn't think it was possible for them to disgrace themselves any further, but the events of this past week proved us wrong.
Shockingly enough, none of these recent developments involved Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), the recently censured congresswoman who is best known for her anti-Semitic outbursts. Here's a look at what Tlaib's fellow Squad members have been up to lately:
Rep. Cori Bush (D., Mo.)
The Department of Justice is investigating Bush for misusing congressional and campaign funds to pay her enormous private security bill, which has been the subject of extensive reporting in the Washington Free Beacon.
It was only a matter of time before the feds took action. Bush's security spending—more than $750,000 since 2019, including $152,000 to her personal friend and anti-Semitic spiritual guru who claims to posses the power to summon tornadoes—was so egregious the authorities could only ignore it for so long.
Bush's extravagant personal security budget is at odds with her support for defunding the police. She has urged critics of her security spending to "suck it up." The Squad member denied any wrongdoing in a statement released Tuesday, which claimed her spending was justified due to "relentless threats" to her life and safety.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D., N.Y.)
This week we learned the renegade lawmaker promoted 9/11 conspiracy theories in a poem published on the personal blog he operated from 2011 to 2014. In the rambling poem, titled "Recapitulate," Bowman implied the terrorist attacks were orchestrated by the United States government as a pretext for invading Iraq and Afghanistan.
"2001/Planes used as missiles/Target: The Twin Towers," Bowman wrote in one stanza. "Later in the day/Building 7/Also Collaspsed [sic]/Hmm…/Multiple explosions/Heard before/And during the collapse/Hmm…" the poem reads. "Allegedly/Two other planes/The Pentagon/Pennsylvania/Hijacked by terrorist/Minimal damage done/Minimal debris found/Hmmm…"
Bowman's poem also cites two conspiratorial "documentaries" about the 9/11 attacks that promote similar theories about the U.S. government's involvement and allege a global plot by international financiers to control the world. Before his work as a poet came to light, Bowman was best known for pulling a fire alarm (and lying about it) in order to obstruct an official proceeding on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.)
The celebrity politician rushed to the defense of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) this week after a damning report alleged that at least a dozen employees of the Palestinian aid group participated in the Hamas terrorist attack that killed nearly 1,200 Jews on Oct. 7.
As many as 10 percent of the agency's 12,000 staff members are believed to have ties to terrorist groups, according to an Israeli intelligence assessment, which also alleged that UNRWA employees have been helping Hamas hide Israeli hostages in Gaza.
The Biden administration paused funding to the organization in response to the allegations, a decision most people would consider reasonable. Ocasio-Cortez was outraged, calling the move "unacceptable" in light of the "important work" UNRWA does in the region.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.)
The notorious anti-Semite came under fire this week for remarks she gave at a meeting of Somali-American leaders in Minnesota. According to a translation of Omar's speech posted on social media, the congresswoman identified herself with members of the crowd "who know they are Somalians first, Muslims second," and promised to protect Somalia at the expense of the disputed, breakaway Republic of Somaliland.
Several GOP lawmakers have called for Omar's resignation since the remarks came to light. Omar claimed the translation of her speech was "not only slanted but completely off," and slammed her critics as "propagandists." The Squad member has previously drawn criticism for attacking Israel, as well as for funneling millions of dollars in campaign funds to her husband's consulting firm.