Over the last two years, the most radical ideas on the left have come from the likes of Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and her “squad” of similarly minded progressives — and even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hasn’t been able to keep those on the far left of her caucus in check. But at long last, AOC and company may soon find their reign of terror come to a screeching halt.
In the wake of unexpected Republican gains in the House in the 2020 elections, there now appears to be the beginnings of an “anti-socialism squad” that hopes to put an end to talk of radical policy ideas like the Green New Deal and “Medicare for All.” And according to an exclusive report from Breitbart, incoming Representative-elect Nicole Malliotakis, a New York Republican, will be one of those leading the charge.
AOC meets her match
A former New York assemblywoman, Malliotakis defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Max Rose — a relative moderate representing the New York’s 11th District, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn — in large part by linking him to the far-left proposals put forward by Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk.
As the daughter of a Greek immigrant father and Cuban refugee mother, Malliotakis is well aware of the very real dangers posed by the socialist ideology, and she told Breitbart that she doesn’t want to let AOC win on that front.
That’s why she’s teaming up with other Republican freshmen in Congress to fight back.
“Part of my interest in running for Congress was to be a part of the fight against socialism, and I’m pleased to meet members within my freshman class who share that concern and that same mission of stopping socialism,” Malliotakis told Breitbart.
“What’s interesting about this class is that we have people who have similar backgrounds, similar stories to mine,” she added. “There’s a natural alliance that is forming.”
“I’m trying to preserve America”
Among those who Malliotakis says are in her new “squad” is Victoria Spartz, an Indiana Republican “who was born in the Ukraine under Soviet Union rule,” Malliotakis said. She also named incoming Florida Reps. Maria Salazar (R) and Carlos Gimenez (R), who “came to this country as a 6-year-old boy,” Malliotakis told Breitbart.
The New York Democrat also mentioned California Reps.-elect Michelle Steel (R) and Young Kim (R), “whose families left North Korea for South Korea and then immigrated to the United States,” she said, as Breitbart reported.
It’s all adds up to an “amazing group of freshmen members of Congress who have stories to share with Americans, particularly millennials, who [think] that socialism is something grand. It’s not,” Malliotakis explained to Breitbart.
“It leads to poverty, zero opportunity, your freedoms are stripped, your liberties are taken away, and that is not something that we want to see in this country and that’s why we’re here to push back,” she said in her interview. “I’m trying to preserve America.”
With Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez in Congress, Malliotakis and her new GOP colleagues certainly have their work cut out for them.