Republican women running for public office have founded a new squad to help fight socialists standing for election as Democrats on Nov. 3.
Congressional candidates Jessica Taylor (R-Ala.), Michelle Fischbach (R-Minn.), Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), and Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas) confirmed they have established the Conservative Squad. The group aims to counter what they claim to be the increasingly socialist ideologies of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).
“[I am] sick of arrogant socialists like AOC [Ocasio-Cortez,] who’ve never even run a lemonade stand, trying to tell us how to live in Alabama and that more government is the answer,” Taylor said according to Fox News.
Mace believes the Democratic Party has increasingly embraced the left side of politics that has prompted AOC, Omar and others from the party’s “socialist squad” to erode individual freedoms and job opportunities.
“The Democrats they have taken a sharp left turn under the influence of the socialist squad,” she told “Fox and Friends.” “This is socialism versus American values of freedom and job creation, and we all understand up here today that people flourish under freedom, and 2020 next year is pivotal for our country.”
The primal urge to be free has prompted many women across the nation to serve their country according to Mace.
“We see so many women across the country right now, Republican women, who are picking up the mantle and want to serve,” she said. “They say enough is enough, my kids and my country are worth fighting for, and that is what this is about essentially.”
The squad aims to attract a younger generation of conservatives to support elected representatives who deliver on election promises instead of just trying to oust Donald Trump.
“This is about bringing the conservative message to the people of the United States, so that people understand that we’re looking at do-nothing Democrats,” Fischbach told “Fox and Friends.”
Fischbach recalled how many Western Minnesota farmers had asked Democrats to approve the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) many times but those elected representatives seemed to be more interested in impeaching the president.
“[Democrats] are obsessing about impeachment and not really doing anything for the people of the United States anymore,” she said. “They waited and waited but they have plenty of time for impeachment and the sham that is, and they continue to obsess about that and not do things the people of the United States really need.”
Van Duyne joined the squad because she does not want Congress to be run by “extremists.”
“It is dangerous for America because they are really not doing anything,” she told “Fox and Friends.” “We have not seen solutions for out of control health care costs, we have seen nothing that is solving the problems of the border, we have got loopholes that enable human traffickers and drug cartels to come in, we have seen nothing to fix the infrastructure that is crumbling across the country.”
Van Duyne believes many voters are tired of the “political theater” that has played out at the impeachment hearings.
“That is at the cost of public policy,” she said. “People are sick of seeing that and they really want people who are going to go to Congress and do what they say they are going to do, which is the meat and potatoes of getting things done for Americans.”