Though we are partial to Byron Donalds’ selection of “Voltron” for any grouping of new Republican members of Congress, the articulate and telegenic Congresswoman-elect Maria Elvira Salazar, R-FL, wants to form a “Freedom Force” to fight socialism and The Squad. Meh. Maybe too “Team America.” Maybe just, “The Force.”
FNC: “A Cuban-American, Salazar called out the ‘socialist nightmare’ created by former dictator Fidel Castro. ‘I was born in Miami — a community built by survivors my parents fled Castro’s socialist nightmare,’ she tweeted Friday. ‘[W]e can’t just let the socialist left destroy the American Dream for our children! join The Freedom Force & FIGHT BACK today!’
I was born in Miami — a community built by survivors
my parents fled Castro's socialist nightmare.
we can't just let the socialist left destroy the American Dream for our children!
join The Freedom Force & FIGHT BACK today! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/o0E4iHjBj4
— María Elvira Salazar 🇺🇸 (@MaElviraSalazar) November 20, 2020
She linked to an article containing her previous comments on the issue. Salazar told media: ‘I want to create a force within my freshman class that will have to be reckoned with. A force of reason, a force for freedom, a force for democracy.’ The idea of a conservative “Squad” seemed like a possibility as New York Republican Nicolle Malliotakis –who defeated Rep. Max Rose, D-NY, this cycle — expressed interest. Malliotakis’ mother also fled Cuba.”
Said Malliotakis, “New York City needs a two-party system. We need someone who is going to be a counterbalance to AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.]…Not only do we have the most females in history coming to Congress from the Republican side, but we also have a number of minorities, we have immigrants who come from Korea, from Cuba, Ukraine and we also have military veterans as well from the Republican side…You have AOC and the socialist squad, now we have individuals who come from very diverse backgrounds — many of whom fled communism or socialism themselves or are like me, a daughter of a Cuban refugee — to be those messengers to say why socialism is bad and to push back and to make sure that we fight to preserve our freedoms and liberties and we reopen our economy, we keep the capitalist system that provides jobs and opportunity.”
Like Malliotakis and Salazar, Republican Congresswoman-elect Victoria Spartz of Indiana knows socialism. She said, “I grew up in a socialistic country, the Socialist Republic of Ukraine. I saw what happens when it runs out of money and it is not pretty.” These women will be a valuable addition to the Republican House.