In a world of political division, it can be hard to find common ground. However, recently Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) and the “Squad”, a group of four progressive Democratic congresswomen, have found a point of agreement. Both parties have expressed their disapproval of the way the “Squad”, composed of Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), reacted to Omar’s removal from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
On Fox News, Rep. Mace called the reaction “complete drama queens on full display” and accused the “Squad” of using racism as an excuse. She pointed out that the same excuse was not used when Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar were removed from the committee. Ocasio-Cortez was also mocked after she was seen throwing her notebook down on the House floor after delivering her remarks.
During her remarks, Omar noted she is a Muslim and an immigrant from Africa, and questioned why she would be deemed “unworthy to speak about American foreign policy.” The decision to remove her from the committee came after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blocked Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) from serving on the intelligence committee.
Recently, the “Squad” and Rep. Nancy Mace have found a point of agreement in their disapproval of the way the “Squad” reacted to Omar’s removal from the Foreign Affairs Committee. Mace accused the “Squad” of using racism as an excuse and Ocasio-Cortez was mocked for her reaction. Omar questioned why she would be deemed “unworthy to speak about American foreign policy”. Despite the political division, it appears both parties can agree on one issue: the “Squad” should not have reacted to Omar’s removal in the way they did.