Never one to let her fellow "squad" members go at a negative news cycle alone, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is out today with quite the hot take.

One can only assume Tlaib's referring to the bevy of magazines House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's starred in, alongside the new socialist superstars of the Democratic Party. The Rolling Stone cover came just after Pelosi, D-Calif., had condemned anti-Semitic rhetoric from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.!

Maybe Pelosi has used Tlaib's squad for diversity points. Given that the top two front-runners of the 2020 primary are two septuagenarian, wealthy, straight, white men, it's not as through the party's PR machine couldn't use some diversity, token or otherwise. But congresswomen throwing themselves in front of any camera they can find aren't pawns; they're complicit in how they're being used.

Despite Tlaib's complaint, there's no evidence that Pelosi's unjustly silencing anyone. To the contrary, she seems to have handed over the House to the "like, five people" who cause her the most trouble. Pelosi is well within her rights to choose what the House considers on the floor, and if that doesn't include Medicare for All or impeachment, that's her prerogative.

The aforementioned "attacks" on Omar had nothing to do with her religion and everything to do with her glibly referring to the worst domestic terrorist attack in American history as "some people did something." Pelosi didn't silence Omar, and she refuses to put her money with her mouth is and actually condemn Omar from the House floor for her flagrant anti-Semitism. If appearing on a few magazine covers is all it takes to avoid her contempt, then I'd say the squad is getting a pretty good deal.