Has what began as a joke evolved into a 5th member of AOC’s “squad?”
82 year old Democrat lawmaker Bill Pascrell asked the 4 members of AOC’s “squad” if he could join.
AOC responded “You’re in.”
Of course, don’t expect Pascrell to actually be accompanying the 4 women in their future press conferences and events.
It certainly appears to all be a joke.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is welcoming a new member to “The Squad”: 82-year-old Rep. Bill Pascrell.
The New Jersey Democrat asked Tuesday to be part of the outspoken group of House Democratic congresswomen who have been given their own moniker.
Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., are the four freshmen lawmakers who have collectively become known as “The Squad.”
Pascrell responded to a tweet from The Onion, a satirical website, that posted an article entitled “82-Year-Old New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell Quietly Asks Ilhan Omar If He Can Be Part Of The Squad.”
“Well. How bout it @AyannaPressley @AOC @RepRashida @IlhanMN?” Pascrell tweeted.
Shortly afterward, Ocasio-Cortez gave her approval to the 82-year-old.
“You’re in, @BillPascrell!” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, with several emojis including a smiley face and heart.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 16, 2019