Justice Democrats and members of Congress linked to the group have been silent after news that Odessa Kelly, a progressive congressional candidate from Tennessee backed by Justice Democrats, has a history of inflammatory social media posts, including calls for violence against Republican lawmakers.
Fox News’ inquiries to the offices of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were not returned at the time of publication. Fox News’ inquiry to Justice Democrats was also not returned at the time of publication.
Kelly, who is staging a primary challenge against Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., went on Facebook the day of President Biden’s inauguration and posted a list of suggested agenda items for the new administration’s first 100 days. Those included standard Democratic wishes for stimulus checks, packing the Supreme Court and student loan forgiveness, as well as jokes about attacking GOP leaders.
“Day 9: Allow Pelosi to hire the best pimp that Memphis or Detroit has to offer to Smack tha [emoji] outta Ted Cruz and the rest uv’em…(y’all know the ones)!” she wrote.