Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matt Continetti warned that the "Squad" will end up hurting the Democratic Party if the group is seen as its mascot during an appearance on Fox News.
Host Brett Baier asked the panelists about the ongoing conflict between President Donald Trump and the four far-left lawmakers who have become known as "The Squad:" Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), and Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.).
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Earlier this week, the four held a press conference where they demanded Trump's impeachment, exacerbating conflicts within the Democratic Party. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has said she opposes opening an impeachment proceeding, and the House of Representatives voted to defeat the first articles of impeachment earlier today.
"Like a lot of Trump controversies, this one ends in a kind of draw where everyone's angry and the president might be slightly ahead," Continetti said.
"A large part of the country, including most Republicans, no longer find the mainstream media or cultural and political elites credible," he continued. "And so when they all unanimously condemn a Trump tweet for being racist a lot of people say, ‘That's not true, last week you were saying Nancy Pelosi was racist, Beto O'Rourke said he was racist a few weeks ago, everyone is racist now.'"
"So they're going to start looking at the actual issue involved which is the conflict between Trump and the Squad, and the more that the Squad is out there as the mascot of the Democratic Party, the more the Democratic Party is in trouble," Continetti concluded.