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August 03, 2019

     Pelosi is scared of the so-called Squad. Rep. Ilhan Omar and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi set aside the squabble between “the Squad” and House leadership — to take a shot at President Trump.  “They said ‘send her back’ but Speaker @SpeakerPelosi didn’t just make arrangements to send me back, she went back with me,” Omar tweeted along with a photo of herself and Pelosi smiling hand-in-hand in Ghana, referring to Trump’s controversial tweet that Omar and other progressive lawmakers of color should “go back” to their countries.

     “So grateful for the honor to return to Mother Africa with the @TheBlackCaucus and commemorate The Year of Return! #Doorofreturn #Ghana,” continued Omar, a US citizen who came here as a child refugee from Somalia. The pair were photographed smiling in front of the “Door of No Return” at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, according to Pelosi’s office.

     It was the final portal through which many slaves passed on their way to the Americas, and the pair were visiting to mark the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

     Pelosi had recently scolded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and fellow progressive millennial lawmakers Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley for spending too much time on their phones slamming centrist Democrats on Twitter.  That prompted Ocasio-Cortez to call Pelosi “outright disrespectful” for criticizing women of color.

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