Leaders of the Illinois Republican Party released a Facebook posting depicting the four House minority freshman Democrats in a movie-type poster as “The Jihad Squad” last week before taking it down over the weekend.
The meme released Friday by the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association includes a mockup of the lawmakers known as “the Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar.
”Political jihad is their game,” the posting said. “If you don’t agree with their socialist ideology, you’re racist.”
In a sendup of a 2013 “Gangster Squad” movie poster, it shows Omar with pursed lips brandishing a shotgun, a smiling Pressley aiming a pistol, Ocasio-Cortez wearing a slinky red dress that’s aflame at the bottom and Tlaib screaming.