- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Republican National Committee launched a new campaign ad Tuesday that compiled controversial statements made by the four Democratic congresswomen who have been feuding with President Trump in recent days.

The new ad takes aim at the group of leftist freshmen Democrats nicknamed “The Squad,” which includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

The ad, titled “Squad Goals: Anarchy,” uses the congresswomen’s own statements against them, including Ms. Ocasio-Cortez labeling migrant detention facilities “concentration camps” and calling for the elimination of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The ad also included a snippet of Ms. Pressley’s recent speech outside a Texas border facility where she said, “You will see the light. And if you don’t, we will bring the fire” and juxtaposed it with news footage of a Washington ICE facility that was recently attacked by an anti-fascist, or antifa, activist.

The ad ended by showing Ms. Omar, Ms. Pressley and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez refusing to condemn the attack when approached by conservative Canadian news outlet Rebel Media.



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