Florida GOP Congresswoman-elect Maria Elvira Salazar is seeking to form her own version of "the Squad" with Republican first-term members of Congress, according to NBC News.
“I want to create a force within my freshman class that will have to be reckoned with. A force of reason, a force for freedom, a force for democracy,” Salazar told NBC News.
Salazar, a Cuban American and former broadcast journalist, joined one of the most diverse freshman Republican classes ever when she defeated Rep. Donna Shalala (D) to represent Florida in November. A total of eight incoming congressmen and women identify as a person of color or a minority, according to NBC News.
"The Force," which has been embraced by newcomers like Nicole Malliotakis (R) and Victoria Spartz (R), seeks to dismantle what it views as "democratic socialism."
“When I hear this democratic socialism that is being presented within the Democratic Party, I can only tell you that only brings misery, oppression and exile. And how do I know? Because I have lived it and I have covered it,” Salazar said, according to NBC News.
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