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“Our Very Existence Is the Resistance”: An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar



On Friday, Democracy Now! co-host Nermeen Shaikh sat down for a rare joint interview with the Squad, the group of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen who have taken Capitol Hill by storm: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Omar and Tlaib are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Omar is a former refugee from Somalia, and Tlaib is the first female Palestinian-American member of Congress. Ayanna Pressley is the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. Ocasio-Cortez was just 29 years old when she took office last year, making her the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress. Born to a mother from Puerto Rico and a father from the South Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez — or AOC — has emerged as one of the most popular lawmakers in the country. Last week, Ocasio-Cortez and Pressley boycotted President Trump’s State of the Union address, Tlaib walked out during the speech, and Omar stayed for the speech, saying, “My presence tonight is resistance.” Nermeen Shaikh spoke with the four politicians at an event organized by The Rising Majority at Howard University.

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John Fox
John Fox
3 months ago

Vote them OUT wrong for America they flat out creepy

Jake Schmell
Jake Schmell
3 months ago

Christ. What a rambling load of shit.

manoj kumar
manoj kumar
3 months ago

the only goal both these idiots and trump want is getting in to power.What ever they say to get into power is utter bullshit.More than trump these communist bithches r dangerous to usa and to the world

flower2289
flower2289
3 months ago

What happened to pressley's hair.

flower2289
flower2289
3 months ago

Wow. Quite an accomplishment. All 4 of these leftist propagandists together at the same time. Hopefully none of them will be reelected.

Mac Martin
Mac Martin
3 months ago

Wrinkly skin pressley u look like a polished turd

Mac Martin
Mac Martin
3 months ago

U have no power ho and your boyfriends fucking gay as fuck your racist stinky twat everyones glad u missed it no one had to look at your donkey face for sure u suck 🐄💨

Mac Martin
Mac Martin
3 months ago

Get your facts straight

Mac Martin
Mac Martin
3 months ago

Ya your so big bitch everyone can see u you big bitch

Mac Martin
Mac Martin
3 months ago

Nasty bald sasquatch all of em are fucking disgusting as hell for the rest of the world put them down like the rabid dogs they are 🐄💨🤤‼👏

Tim B
Tim B
3 months ago

These idiots don't live in reality ….. How can anyone want such weak people in office?
I was triggered by Trumps speech says Tlaib… hahahahahahah

Mane Trigolini
Mane Trigolini
3 months ago

Meanwhile China is now the new world leader along with the Russians !

Mike Bocanegra
Mike Bocanegra
3 months ago

4 Anti-American, anti-Semitic, communist and terrorist sympathisers. 4 woman who hate everything about this country and are here only to exploit this country and demonize America. Yes this country has it's flaws and it has a history of some flaws, but all in all this country has liberated and given more people more opportunities for a great life and future than any other country on Earth. So these 4 woman should be fired and imprisoned for treason and for being enemies of the state. The left is a cancer and the only way to cure cancer is to destroy it… Read more »

Jennifer always Wright.
Jennifer always Wright.
3 months ago

Idiot bitches. Get them the hell out!!!! Useless scumbags. Omar is an enimie within.

liberals Rdbags
liberals Rdbags
3 months ago

4 racist socialist scumbags

earthsurgery 123
earthsurgery 123
3 months ago

The struggle? What an ungrateful brat.. shes not oppressed

CDS84
CDS84
3 months ago

4 fools…TRUMP 2020!!

Joe Yurecko
Joe Yurecko
3 months ago

CommunismNow!
What a joke

Brian Cameron
Brian Cameron
3 months ago

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
THEY ARE ALL FOREIGNERS EXCEPT PRESSLEY. AND PRESSLEY CUT ALL HER HAIR OFF. AND THAT TELLS ME HER MENTAL STATE IS CRAZY!!!

Rob Roy
Rob Roy
3 months ago

Yawn.. nonsense.

Kay Omholt-Montague
Kay Omholt-Montague
3 months ago

Hillary Clinton was NO great thing for America! She was little more than a Republican Centrist who wanted to maintain the status quo/establishment. I hope all these four women supported Bernie Sanders and NOT Clinton. A Clinton presidency would have been nothing more than the past 24 years of the same old, same old status quo. After all, she believed that it was "her turn" to be POTUS – and that she had worked for it and, by golly, she deserved it. Clinton was NOT the lesser of two evils. Both she and Drumpf were the greater of two evils.… Read more »

Peter Anger
Peter Anger
3 months ago

" Almost always the creative minority has made the world better" MLK

Mary Clark
Mary Clark
3 months ago

"Yes, the future is female. But not female babies. They belong in the garbage."

-If the far left was honest.

Carol Costa
Carol Costa
3 months ago

These are the 4 ANTI_AMERICAN women you LOVE to HATE!!!! They are hypocrites and their hatred just helps to promote further HATRED!!!!

Rory Murray
Rory Murray
3 months ago

Too bad these women didn't charter Kobe's helicopter.

*Night Lights*
*Night Lights*
3 months ago

It's not white supremacy when predominantly whites have been the only ones to choose from. Being a white politician doesn't make someone a white supremacist. Y'all just showed up and in case you didnt notice- you were all voted into your positions by a whole lot of white people. Being white does not equal being a supremacist. And MANY caucasians are struggling and impoverished and being held down by an unfair, unjust system. Y'all aren't the only ones. You're there now and are inspiring many more to have hope and become interested in politics. So slow your roll on all… Read more »

Dolan Williams
Dolan Williams
3 months ago

Shrill, Stupid and oh so sure of themselves…

Dawn-Marie Sundquist
Dawn-Marie Sundquist
3 months ago

THE FOUR HORSE FACES OF THE APOCALYPSE. THEY WILL BE REPLACED SOON, VERY SOON. THANK GOD.

Teri G
Teri G
3 months ago

isn't it going to be wonderful when the presidency is eliminated soon (next 4yr term the last) and replaced instead with councils of right-consciousness minds as these! i am waiting to exhale!

Mike Marley
Mike Marley
3 months ago

Donald J.Trump .2020.I knew I disliked your station when you post the faces of Americas enemies and stand up for them instead of our Constitution.Sorry assed bitches all four , and you old lady make it five.God bless President Trump.piss on the criminal democRATS.MAGA AND RAT FREE FOREVER.

Margaret Clarke
Margaret Clarke
3 months ago

Illan nodding her head shes biggest tax frauder up there she shouldn't even be in government let alone in the country

hunter crook
hunter crook
3 months ago

It seems like all they can do is talk about themselves

Liz Keith
Liz Keith
3 months ago

LOVE THE SQUAD !!! KEEP UP THE HARD WORK, LADIES. XOXOXOXO

Abdul Ali Muhammad
Abdul Ali Muhammad
3 months ago

These ladies is making the world what almighty God created it to be

Abdul Ali Muhammad
Abdul Ali Muhammad
3 months ago

These ladies is making the world what almighty God created the world to be 🙏

Abdul Ali Muhammad
Abdul Ali Muhammad
3 months ago

Martin Luther King said injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere

Abdul Ali Muhammad
Abdul Ali Muhammad
3 months ago

Almighty Allah hates any kind of oppression and he says fight oppression wherever it maybe

Joel Fenkell
Joel Fenkell
3 months ago

I’m sorry but that is a very strange looking offensive line the bald lady is extremely attractive

Abdul Ali Muhammad
Abdul Ali Muhammad
3 months ago

Almighty Allah says he will never change the condition of a people until they changed what is bothering there hearts

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