Treats to members of the "Squad" appear to be exaggerated
The notion of victimization is at the heart of progressive politics, regardless of the facts of any particular situation. The current darlings of the progs are the four female freshmen House members called The Squad, all of whom claim to be racial minorities – “people of color” in that odd expression that relegates Caucasians to transparency or colorlessness. And half of the Squad, Reps Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib, have skin color lighter than many Italians, Jews, and others who for some reason are not allowed to claim special status as inherently victimized “people of color.”I have been skeptical of their claim. I think they have been doing so much damage to the Democrats that it would be a mistake to try to stop them.
So, clearly, dishonest fantasy and exaggeration are at the heart of the progressive politics of victimization.
Fuzzy Slippers at Legal Insurrection exposes the deception:
…the leftstream media buries the lede: “Sund noted that a much lower percentage of threat cases investigated meet the threshold of being a credible threat, but he did not provide an exact percentage breakdown.”...
As it turns out, Capitol Police “confirmed to Fox News that there has not been an increase in threats [against the Squad]. In fact, officials imply that the freshmen are not targeted as much as they claim to be, especially compared to others on Capitol Hill. The police worry if they respond to all the ‘noise’ around them right now, they may miss more legitimate and serious threats to others.”