Ilhan Omar edits headline of New York Post article slamming the Squad: ‘There, fixed it for you’
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) edited a headline from the New York Post that slammed her and other members of the “Squad.”
The headline, which reads, “‘Squad’ members want to make illegal immigrants eligible for coronavirus aid,” was edited by Omar on Twitter, who swapped the words “illegal immigrants” to “American taxpayers.”
“There, fixed it for you,” Omar said in her tweet.
There, fixed it for you pic.twitter.com/Ttd2iAAlVr
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 8, 2020
The New York Post report highlights components that progressive members of the so-called squad, including Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Omar, want to add to the next coronavirus aid and relief package.
The article highlighted that Omar has advocated for families with illegal immigrants as well as people of mixed-status to be eligible for the benefits of all relief packages, including the recent $2.2 trillion deal that already passed.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) later agreed with the proposals of Omar and fellow squad members, calling for actions and relief packages to support undocumented immigrants.
Ocasio-Cortez retweeted Omar’s post, which garnered several thousand likes and retweets Wednesday afternoon.