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An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Donald Trump and referred to them as the “Jihad Squad.”
The post appeared Friday night on the Republican County Chairman’s Association page. The Chicago Tribune reported that it showed images of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib on a poster. It said: “Political jihad is their game,” and “If you don’t agree with their socialist ideology, you’re racist.”
The article goes on to state the following:
The four congresswomen sometimes refer to themselves as the “squad.”
“’Sorry if anyone who saw the image was offended by the contents,’ Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association president says of ‘Jihad Squad’ Facebook post,” Alex Johnson with NBC News tweeted.
Illinois GOP group deletes post depicting Democratic congresswomen as ‘The Jihad Squad’ https://t.co/JPagBzroMA
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 22, 2019
“Sorry if anyone who saw the image was offended by the contents,” Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association president says of “Jihad Squad” Facebook post https://t.co/TnlFJn9aJF
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 22, 2019
The group’s president said he was sorry if “anyone who saw the image was offended” and goes on to refer to the four congresswomen as “socialist.” https://t.co/6i4sqU3NQq
— Alex Johnson (@MAlexJohnson) July 22, 2019
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