Of course, they did
by Tom Sullivan
The Illinois Republican Party declared “unauthorized” the posting of a movie poster-style image depicting the four freshman Democrats known as "The Squad" as jihadi terrorists, reports the Chicago Tribune. The image of U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts (smiling while pointing a handgun) posted to the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association Facebook page Friday night.
“Political jihad is their game," the post said. "If you don’t agree with their socialist ideology, you’re racist.”
Illinois state chair Tim Schneider called the post “bigoted rhetoric,” the Tribune reports:
“The recent social media post coming from the IRCCA does not reflect my values or the Illinois Republican Party’s values,” Schneider said in a statement. “My intense disagreement with the socialist policies and anti-Semitic language of these four congresswoman has absolutely nothing to do with their race or religion. I urge everyone who opposes them to keep the rhetoric focused on policy and ideology.”The acting president (and Republican surrogates) has focused attacks on the four women for over a week, perhaps to knock the Jeffrey Epstein scandal off the front pages. The scandal involving sex-trafficking of underage girls could yet implicate several other prominent men from Trump's social circle.