Editor update: We received an email from Kalina “Lina” Francis, the Communications Director for Pressley, yelling at us for “conflating” the story.

To clarify, Pressley’s anti-American actions and praising of criminals didn’t take place at the supermax prison where the attack happened – it took place in the sister prison.  So to clarify, the congress woman who is desperate for attention and votes met with a different group of gang bangers and talked about their great contributions to society.  Which, in fairness, prior to their incarcerations, might very well be greater than her own contributions to society.

On an equally comical note, Francis made sure to let us know in her email signature that her own “pronouns” are “she/her”.  Gee, thanks, Francis.  Perhaps you should work with your own fearless leader on basic grammar before you try and virtue signal the rest of America.

Lina Francis – [email protected]

Communications Director | pronouns: she/her

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, MA-07

U.S. House of Representatives

MASSACHUSETTS- Once again, members of “the squad” show exactly whose side they’re on. And it is not law enforcement.

Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley recently visited MCI Norfolk in Massachusetts to speak to corrections officers about the 150% increase in staff assaults of officers….oh wait a minute.

In actuality, they went to MCI Norfolk to meet with inmates as part of an “Alternative To Violence” program for inmates and criminal justice reform classes, once again for inmates.

Last Friday, several officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster were assaulted and required hospitalization for their injuries.

While they were recovering from getting beaten up by thugs, Pressley and Omar were meeting with some of the very kind of people who put them there. Sweet.

Others in attendance were Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, whom we’ve written about before for her going soft on criminals, as well as some other state representatives, several heads of the Department of Corrections, and other “dignitaries.” 

Since January 2019, assaults on officers in the facility is up 150%. Just a couple of months back, an officer found an inmate tattooing another and confronted him. He ended up getting assaulted with his own flashlight. Two months later and his injury paperwork has not been completed so he can get paid. You can bet if it was an inmate he’d be all set.

One of the officers said:

“It is disgusting that they took time to go see murderers, rapists, armed robbers, and woman beaters but ignored the officers who put their life on the line every day who were savagely assaulted.”

This is a video Pressley posted to her Twitter account when leaving the facility.

“I’m leaving with my heart full and broken because the men we met aren’t leaving with us. We need their brilliance and their intellect as we work to affirm #JusticeForAll.” You cannot make this up.

If you really want to see how nutty Pressley is, another tweet says:

“Black bus riders in Boston spend 64 more hours a year on busses (sp) than white bus riders. Transportation #justice is racial justice, which is why I founded the #FutureofTransportation caucus.”

No idea what “transportation justice” is about, but we’re sure it has something to do with raiding the wallets of taxpayers.

As far as the officers who were attacked at the prison, the men who attacked the officers were members of the Latin Kings, according to TV5 in Boston. All of the guards suffered concussions and one has a fractured spine. “Brilliance and intellect.” Let that sink in.

In November, Pressley introduced a wide-scale criminal justice reform resolution, where she sought to decriminalize consensual sex work, abolishing cash bail and solitary confinement, and shrinking the overall jail and prison population.

The resolution which was called the “People’s Justice Guarantee” seeks to limit the number of people in jail through decriminalizing sex work, i.e. prostitution, and other “low level offenses”, ending the death penalty and life sentences without possibility of parole and capping sentences for all crimes, “particularly those that do not cause serious harm.” Yup, that’s working out well in New York.

What is it with these Democrats? They criticize and excoriate police, but throw down with criminals. You would almost think they were pandering for votes.

She referred to the criminal justice system as “racist, xenophobic, rogue and fundamentally flawed.”

Among other hits in the resolution is the end of solitary confinement, and allowing transgender people to be housed according to their gender identity. It would give incarcerated people the right to vote (ding, ding, ding), in addition to overhauling criminal laws and statutes for undocumented immigrants and migrant families in the U.S.

Of course, Pressley also buried (albeit not so subtly) a “permanent ban on assault-type weapons”, in addition to a mass gun buyback program. Democrats are so predictable.

Of course, the rest of the “squad” was all down with it.

Of course, Pressley dismissed the First Step Act signed into law by President Trump, which won bipartisan report and was a significant step in the right direction toward criminal justice reform, according to Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas).

Speaking of the ‘squad’, in a sickening display of anti-American gestures last week, Minnesota Representative Ilhani Omar was seen laughing with her “squad-mates” while American casualties during the Iraqi war were discussed. 

Correctional officers attacked in prison.  'Squad' meets with, praises Latin King inmates.

‘Squad’ laughs during presser on dead U.S. soldiers, claims PTSD over “conversations about war”

Texas Representative Sheila Jackson Lee was speaking on the casualties of the war during a press conference.  Gathered behind her were Omar, New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, and other House democrats.

In a fit of giggles rivaling middle school girls looking at a cute boy, Omar covers her mouth several times, unsuccessfully attempting to hide her smiles while whispers float back and forth between the squad. 

It’s difficult to even focus on what Jackson Lee is saying during her speech because the girls are too busy laughing and having fun.  It legitimately looks like a group of high school girls trying to hide their excitement over a prom queen announcement instead of a group of elected politicians speaking on the deaths and casualties of American soldiers.

Next, it’s Omar’s turn to speak.  Not yet recovered from her gossip girl session, she works hard to bring herself back to the solemn mood she’s supposed to be in as she announces:

“I feel ill, a little bit, because of everything that is taking place.” 

Clearly attempting to utilize a current buzz-worthy topic to gain sympathy and support, she goes on to say:

“And I think every time I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD.”

She goes on to stroke her squad’s ego with:

“I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war.

Omar’s family is said to have been forced to flee from Somalia in 1991 because of the Civil War taking place in the country, which is the cause of the PTSD to which she refers.

In general, the side effects of PTSD are more along the lines of crying.  Lashing out in anger.  Having nightmares.  Not sleeping.  Withdrawing from people or once loved activities.  Lacking in purpose, motivation, joy.

Laughter, not so much. 

I do not seek to take away from her childhood experience of war, or the negative affect that experience had on her mental health.  I have experienced PTSD and it’s a terrible, horrible thing, and war is something that can twist and turn one’s thoughts and feelings and make one feel helpless and stuck in the pain of past experiences.

If laughter is how her PTSD expressed, and how she deals with the pain and trauma, then that’s how she deals with it.  The end.  No one can question how a person processes trauma, or how they avoid the negative side effects of it.

However.  When the deaths of the brave men and women serving our nation at home and abroad are being discussed, you had better hold that sh*t together and show some damn respect for our soldiers.

Indiana Representative and military veteran Jim Banks doesn’t think Omar legitimately has a case of PTSD at all, and he has said as much in an interview with Breitbart News.

Banks said:

“Feigning PTSD in a press conference — in which you were seen giggling — because you disagree with the president on policy is not a thing and is disrespectful to our troops who come home from war suffering from symptoms like PTSD.” 

He continued:

“What’s even more shameful is today’s vote on the War Powers resolution.  This resolution intentionally ties the hands of the administration, who is working hard to prevent an endless war and protect U.S. armed forces.”

Representative Banks served overseas in Afghanistan in 2014-2015.

He posted the video of Omar’s claims of PTSD on Twitter and commented:

“This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.” 

In retort, Omar tweeted,:

“Hi Jim, I survived war as a child and deal with post-traumatic stress disorder—much like many who have served or lived through war.  It’s shameful that you as a member of Congress would erase the PTSD of survivors.”

Banks’ response was:

“No @IlhanMN – you can’t change the subject.” 

He then posted the aforementioned giggle-fit video and says:

“Your words and actions at today’s press conference reveal your feelings toward our soldiers serving abroad and the video speaks for itself.”

Like I said, if Omar has PTSD, she has PTSD.  Military members and first responders aren’t the only people who see trauma or experience symptoms of the mental injury.  If she attempts to keep it under control with laughter and is successful in doing so, more power to her.

Just please, Survivor Omar, don’t do it in a national press conference speaking about our fallen soldiers.  Their families are watching these press conferences.  Our enemies are watching them.  And so are we.

Let’s not ignore what else the “Squad” was up to this week.

In Palm Beach, FL Friday morning, an Iranian national was arrested about four miles from President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago presidential retreat.

The man, identified as Masoud Yareioeill Zoleh on his passport, was armed with several knives, a machete and a pickax. Zoleh was arrested at Bradley Park, which is on the east end of the Flagler Memorial Bridge, according to Palm Beach police spokesman Michal Ogrodnick.

Police responded to a call at around 9:30 a.m. and found Zoleh, who also had $22,000 on him and had a car parked at the Palm Beach International Airport.

Correctional officers attacked in prison.  'Squad' meets with, praises Latin King inmates.

Twitter screenshot – Palm Beach Daily

 

What might be most troubling about the entire thing is that just days ago, “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar called for Iran to go after Trump properties. Now that a real threat has been identified, cops around the country are calling for her to be arrested for inciting potential violence and threatening national security.

A Daily News photographer who was on the scene saw Zoleh being taken into custody by three Palm Beach police officers, along with two plainclothes officers whom he was told were from another agency. The man also had camping gear on him, according to the photographer. The Palm Beach Post published photos of the arrest.

The arrest on Friday morning came just days after Iran shot approximately twelve ballistic missiles at military bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops. This was in response to the United States airstrike that took out terrorist mastermind Qassem Soleimani, who was the head of the Iranian Quds Force, just outside Baghdad International Airport.

President Trump ordered the airstrike and taking out of Soleimani after U.S. intelligence sources developed information that Soleimani was planning terrorist activities against the United States embassy in Baghdad, as well as other countries.

Last week, insurgents attacked the embassy in Iraq, an attack that was subsequently repelled by a U.S. show of force, unlike what happened in Benghazi, Libya under the Obama administration.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, appearing on the Ingraham Angle on Fox News said Thursday that Soleimani was planning “a series of imminent attacks” when he was killed.

“We don’t know precisely when—and we don’t know precisely where—but it was real. There was a real opportunity here and there was a real necessity here. We made the right decision. The president made the right call.”

Pompeo also backed President Trump’s claim that the multi-billion-dollar payoff made to Iran by the Obama administration likely helped provide the resources that Iran used to launch the attack on the military bases.

“All the things that we are now confronting are a direct result of the resources that the regime had available as a result of that terrible nuclear deal,” Pompeo said.

On Wednesday, President Trump, in an address to the nation, which occurred the morning after the Iranian attack, said, “The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration.”

In September 2016, the Treasury Department acknowledged that $1.7 billion was transferred from the U.S. to Iran in foreign hard currency. An initial $400 million was sent to Tehran Jan. 17,  the same day Iran released four American prisoners.

The remaining $1.3 billion was paid over a period of a few weeks. The initial payment was settlement of a 37-7ear-old dispute between the two countries over a $400 million payment made by the Shah of Iran, who was exiled during the embassy attack in 1979.

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Correctional officers attacked in prison.  'Squad' meets with, praises Latin King inmates.

 

The U.S. also released billions of dollars in assets which belonged to Iran that were held in financial institutions around the world. This was basically all a bribe so that Iran would terminate its nuclear program, which it has continued in basically a move thumbing their nose at the United States.

The move was widely criticized, especially by Republicans who claimed that it showed weakness on the part of Obama. No real surprise there.

The timing of the latest incident comes on the heels of Congressman Ilhan Omar’s not so subtle suggestion in a tweet that the president’s properties worldwide might be a target.

“Trump needs to immediately divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels “worldwide” and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests.

His business interests should not be driving military decision.”

 

Well, alrighty then. For someone who constantly uses terms like “dog-whistling”, this sure the heck seems like a not so veiled suggestion to Iraq that maybe Trump’s properties might be an attractive target.

Omar has made it quite clear that she throws down with America’s enemies. She also gained a little bit of controversy (shocker there) on Wednesday, when during a press conference, she said that the ongoing conflict with Iran have left her feeling “’a little bit ill’ because of everything that is taking place.”

“And I think every time I hear about—I hear conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD. And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war,” Omar continued.

PTSD?? Is this nut serious? She suffers from PTSD because a known terrorist was taken out and Iran “responded” by tossing a few missiles at rather harmless targets in Iraq?

This is a tremendous disservice to the brave men and women in our armed forces, who have seen and done things in their lives that would have her running and hiding under her bed. What a pure, unadulterated insult to our military.

During the same conference, after her “PTSD” had calmed down, Omar was seen laughing and giggling, talking to other Democrat colleagues while Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was talking about U.S. troops killed in war.

Rather than stand silently behind Lee as she spoke and actually showing her some respect, she actually became the center of attention when she began her laughing charade and turning around to speak to the other women Democrats on the stage.

Court testimony: "Squad" member Omar was recruited by foreign government, leaked info to Qatar and Iran

Court testimony: “Squad” member Omar was recruited by foreign government, leaked info to Qatar and Iran

Her stunt did not go unnoticed. Twitter lit up with people criticizing Omar for carrying on like a twelve-year-old school child while Lee was speaking.

In the past, when men and women of our military were in harm’s way, politicians at least supported them. They may not have supported their mission, or may not have supported the president, but they always stood behind our brave men and women in the military.

Not this bunch.

The so-called “squad” have shown that they are un-American and do not have the best interests of our country in mind, only their interest in pandering to the small constituency of brain-dead voters that elected them in the first place.

 


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