Jamaal Bowman, the newest ‘Squad’ member says that Joe Biden owes Black and Brown people after they helped him win the election, according to Fox News.
“Joe Biden has pledged a $2 trillion investment in environmental justice and 40% of that has been pledged to districts like mine across the country.”
“That 40% has to be part of a ‘Green New Deal’ that rebuilds Black and Brown communities across this country … we need jobs, we need infrastructure, and we need those jobs to go to Black and Brown communities.”
“Black and Brown communities organized across the country to make sure Joe Biden won the White House, and he did that, but now it’s time for payback.”
“And now it’s time to make sure that we invest the resources necessary to rebuild our nation in a way that is representative of all of us, so we can truly have the people’s house.”
Ilhan Omar said, “As soon as the election was over … we have seen the pundits and some of the leaders within the Democratic Party, or even some of our colleagues, who are freshmen, talk about us getting back to basics — saying you know, the squad — Alex[andria Ocasio-Cortez], Ilhan, Rashida [Tlaib], all of you have to stop talking about everything you talk about, because we need to get back to basics.”
Spanberger yelled, “We lost races we shouldn’t have lost. Defund the police almost cost me my race because of an attack ad. Don’t say socialism ever again. We need to get back to basics.”
Omar stated, “So, I was confused. Because I thought what is more basic than fighting for clean water? What is more basic than fighting for a breathable planet? What is more basic than trying to make sure we get health care for people?”
More from Fox News:
His comments came during a rally outside the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C., where speakers like Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., pushed for a Green New Deal.
Biden pledged $2 trillion for climate investments. It includes a provision for “disadvantaged communities” to receive 40% of “overall benefits of spending” in various areas.
Bowman is considered one of the newest additions to the “Squad” of 2018 freshman congresswomen — Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. — who have challenged the party’s establishment for the past two years.