House Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley, also collectively known as “The Squad” have found themselves in a battle with first House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and now President Trump.
“The Squad” has repeatedly spoken out against the president and his administration. Speaker Pelosi previously censured the congresswomen and dismissed their “public whatever” and “Twitter world.” This later prompted Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib to urge Pelosi to be mindful of criticism since “The Squad” is comprised of women of color.
New developments affirm that Capitol Police have met with the aforementioned congresswomen regarding apprehensions about their safety.
Convening with the Authorities
During a recent interview, Tlaib mentioned that she and her colleagues face threats and other forms of intimidation. The congresswomen stated that the ethnic status of herself and the other “Squad” members is a factor. This is one of several reasons why she, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley have accused the president of racism.