Byrne offers to pay airfare for AOC, ‘The Squad’ to go live in Venezuela
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01), one of Alabama’s Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the 2020 cycle, is siding with President Donald Trump in his feud with the four Democratic freshman congresswomen who comprise “The Squad:” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
Over the weekend, Trump drew criticism after tweeting The Squad should “go back [to the countries] from which they came.”
….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2019
In a statement to Yellowhammer News on Monday, Byrne offered to pay the airfare for the four far-left Democrats to go live in Venezuela “so they can enjoy their failed Socialist Paradise.”
Byrne said, “I agree with President Trump that America is an exceptional country, and I’m proud to live here.”
“If AOC and the crew of Socialist Democrats are so angry with our country, then I’m offering to pay for their ticket to Venezuela so they can enjoy their failed Socialist Paradise,” he concluded.
Byrne then posted a video on Twitter of Trump reinforcing his initial message.
I agree with @realDonaldTrump. America is an exceptional country and I’m proud to live here. If @AOC and the crew of Socialist Democrats are so angry with our country, I’m offering to pay for their ticket to Venezuela so they can enjoy their failed Socialist Paradise. pic.twitter.com/iAhlqW1K9I
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) July 15, 2019
Trump also doubled down in a slew of tweets on Monday morning, — and then again in the afternoon.
….They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn