The ‘Squad’ plays defense as Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar face primary challengers

CNN | Aug 2, 2020 at 2:02 PM
  • Series of galvanizing victories in Democratic congressional primaries this year have progressives poised to assert their growing influence in the next Congress.
  • Over the next 10 days, Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, will be tested by challengers who have sought to turn their star power against them, arguing, in both contests, that the freshmen lawmakers have chased the national spotlight at the expense of their districts.
  • Omar represents Minnesota’s 5th District, where George Floyd was killed by a police officer on Memorial Day.