Jessica Taylor officially launches ‘Conservative Squad’ to battle AOC’s ‘Socialist Squad’
It’s happening. Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning, Alabama Second Congressional District candidate Jessica Taylor launched her “Conservative Squad.”
Taylor vowed to do so in her viral campaign announcement video, and as co-host Ainsley Earhardt said to begin the segment, Taylor is keeping her promise.
The Prattville businesswoman and attorney was joined live on Fox News Channel by the three other Republican female congressional candidates that will comprise this squad: Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), Beth Van Duyne (TX-24) and Nancy Mace (SC-01).
Taylor’s recruitment success is impressive, as Fischbach is the former lieutenant governor of Minnesota, Van Duyne is a Texas tea party star and Mace is a state representative in South Carolina.
The launch of the Conservative Squad included the rollout of conservativesquad.com, where people can donate jointly to these four Republican candidates, as well as to the eventual GOP nominees against the “Socialist Squad” of U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
In a statement, Taylor said, “This is an exciting day for conservatives! Since announcing my candidacy, I have made it my mission to take on AOC and her socialist squad. We need a new generation of conservatives to push back against radical socialism. Young people are embracing socialism and they need to know that conservative ideals lead to freedom and prosperity and that socialism is not the answer. Socialism leads to less freedom and oppressive government. It has failed in every country it has been tried.”
“I am honored to be joining forces with these great conservative leaders. Together we will stop socialism in its tracks,” she concluded.
Other qualified Republican candidates in the AL-02 race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) include Wiregrass businessman Jeff Coleman, former Alabama Attorney General Troy King and former State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise).
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn