In an ironic twist of fate, US Attorney General William Barr announced today that he is charging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan with violating the Davis-Bacon Act. Specifically, the Davis-Bacon Act requires paying prevailing wages for all public works projects.
So why is the Squad, who have purportedly been champions of a $15 minimum wage ever since they took office, being indicted? Assistant US Attorney Art Tubolls of the Upper District of Dearborn, Michigan explains:
“The answer is simple: hypocrisy. Every single public works project they sponsored was funneled to Allahu Snakhbar International GmbH. The company is a German umbrella corporation owned by George Soros, with each member of the Squad being major shareholders. Contracts would be passed on to subcontractors – usually illegal immigrants from Wakanda — which were then paid below minimum wages with all the extra profits going to the Squad.”
Grabir Boubi, spokesman for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, vehemently denies the charges:
“At no time did Representative Omar engage in any illegal activity. The people from Wakanda are all infidels! They were paid what they were worth, all at a huge cost savings to the American taxpayer. What’s more, they were each given rations of three pounds of bacon a day! Do you have any idea how much bacon costs these days?”
Hous bin Pharteen, spokesman for Rashida Tlaib, concurs:
“This indictment is a sham, pure and simple. It is politically motivated and unconstitutional and we denounce it in the strongest terms possible. All we did was try to make a buck, just like everyone else.”
While it remains to be seen whether the charges will stick, this does not bode well for the Squad.