Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Representative-elect from Minnesota, is one of the first two Muslim women elected to the U.S. Congress. She is labeled as a "progressive rising star."
Her domestic policy states, "I will achieve a bold, progressive agenda—where we have Medicare for All, tuition- and debt-free college, housing as a human right, a clean environment for future generations, and elections that cannot be bought."
Rashida Tlaib is a self-described "proud Palestinian-American Muslim woman" and a Democratic Socialist. She wrapped herself in a Palestinian flag during her victory celebration.
As a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Tlaib has vowed to "outwork every single thing on the agenda of the right wing." Her listed priorities (among others) reads like a Democratic Socialist wish list:
• Securing a $15 minimum wage.
• Protecting unions
• Debt-Free college and vocational training
• Overturning President Trump's travel ban
• Medicare for all (a socialized healthcare system)
• Advancing LGBTQ rights
• Immigration reform including amnesty for illegal immigrants
Tlaib is joined by New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. They are lockstep in their agenda.
Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Omar are joined by Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) in forming "The Squad." Already, they are demanding positions of leadership to shape the agenda of the Democrat-led House of Representatives.
+ + The Democratic Socialist agenda is only the beginning!
We also know that the Democrats' stated plans include widespread investigations into President Trump and members of his administration, possible impeachment proceedings against the President and Justice Kavanaugh, issuing subpoenas in order to slow the administration's progress, and to roll back of any advance the Trump administration has made over the past two years.
The Mid-Term Elections marked the beginning of what will undoubtedly be two more years of OPEN SEASON on President Trump and his agenda.
Couple that with bought-and-paid-for-by-K-Street-special- interests #SwampThing McCarthy as minority leader, and we are going to have fireworks and frustration for the next two years. The good news is that Republicans who did not support President Trump's agenda - did not act like republicans - RINOs - did not get re-elected. And Many RINOs sought not to run for reelection because they knew they'd never get reelected. See video of Chip Roy and Jim Jordan, Why GOP Lost the House.
What's left of the lame duck session should be a time to pass sweeping legislation before the loonies take over. Instead, we get more of the failed Ryan and now McCarthy regime. Congress Considers Voting Away Its Budget Obligations.
2020 is coming sooner than you think. We must continue to find and elect constitutional conservatives to save our beloved Constitutional Republic. And, Conservatives Will Keep Fighting for Solutions That Are Good for America.