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Republican ‘Squad’ Identified As ‘Freedom Pressure’ Groups Up To Take On AOC And Socialism

4 incoming Republican members of Congress have teamed as much as type the conservative model of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Squad” with the intent of taking up socialism and communism.

Meet The Republican ‘Squad’

Reps.-elect Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), and Victoria Spartz (R-IN) see themselves because the “conservative counterweight” to the democratic socialist “Squad” that’s led by Ocasio-Cortez, in accordance with Politico. The 4 bonded throughout their orientation from their shared experiences with socialist international locations, they usually all wish to be sure the U.S. doesn’t go in that very same path.

“It was a pure alliance that shaped. … We perceive what it’s like in different international locations. We perceive how actually particular this nation is,” mentioned Malliotakis, whose mom is from Cuba. “And we look ahead to working collectively to push again on anybody who tries to deliver a socialist agenda to America.”

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Gimenez is a 66 year-old Cuban immigrant who fled throughout the time of the communist revolution led by Fidel Castro. Salazar is the daughter of Cuban exiles who spent years working as a TV journalist for the Spanish-language community Telemundo.

Spartz is a Ukrainian-American who was 22 years-old when she got here to the US in 2000, and she or he grew to become a citizen six years later. Ukraine was nonetheless a communist nation when she was born in 1978, and it didn’t achieve independence for an additional 13 years. Spartz is the primary ever member of Congress who was born within the Soviet Union.

‘Freedom Pressure’ Desires To Warn Younger Individuals About Socialism

Malliotakis mentioned that she and the opposite members of the so-called “Freedom Pressure” need younger individuals to know the risks posed by socialist ideology.

“We wish to be sure, significantly younger individuals, perceive that socialism isn’t one thing grand,” she mentioned.

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Rep.-elect Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), one other ally of the “Freedom Pressure,” made historical past as the primary girl to graduate from the Citadel.

“I wish to be totally different. I don’t need it to be the identical previous, standard. It is a new Republican Social gathering,” she mentioned. “We’ve got to be totally different if we wish to survive and achieve success in the long run.”

When requested about this conservative “Squad,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned, “Imitation is a excessive type of flattery, proper? So, I’m glad they assume that approach of me.”

This piece was written by James Samson on December 28, 2020. It initially appeared in LifeZette and is utilized by permission.

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