Many observers have noted that for all the talking they do and all the media attention they get, the four members of the leftist “squad” of freshmen House Representatives don’t seem to be spending much – if any – time representing their districts. They all seem more interested in remaking America or doing away with Israel than, say, creating more jobs back in the Bronx (AOC even bragged about chasing away thousands of Amazon.com jobs from her home district.)
It makes one wonder just whom they’re supposed to be “representing”? I know you could never, ever “follow the money” to trace the motivations of socialists, but if you could, this story might raise some suspicions.
Also note this interesting factoid: the top eight House members who get the largest percentage of donations from outside their districts were all Democrats, including three of the four “squad” members. Texas Democrat Rep. Sylvia Garcia was the only member whose FEC-recorded campaign donations all came from outside her district. Meanwhile, “on the whole, freshman Republicans took in more money from their own districts than freshman Democrats.”
So if you wonder why some Congress members don’t seem to care what the folks back home think about an issue, maybe it’s because that’s not who they’re working for.