In pictures: How 'the Squad' stood up to Trump's racist attack
Updated 4:20 PM EDT, Tue July 16, 2019
After a volley of racist attacks by the President of the United States, four Democratic congresswomen of color responded to those insults as a unified front.
Calling a news conference on Capitol Hill on Monday evening, freshmen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota each took time to respond in their own words.
It was a striking moment in political history, as the four Democratic representatives, who are casually referred to as a group as "the Squad," spoke to a national audience as few freshmen lawmakers have done in recent history.