The Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association (IRCCA) shared and later apparently deleted a movie poster-style meme labeling four Democratic minority congresswomen the “Jihad Squad.”.
The meme appeared to be created from the movie poster for the 2013 film “Gangster Squad.”
Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider issued a statement Sunday evening in response to the Facebook post.
"The recent social media post coming from the IRCCA does not reflect my values or the Illinois Republican Party’s values.
Local political reporter for ABC 7 Chicago Craig Wall tweeted that the Cook County Democratic Party condemned the meme.
The since-deleted meme comes a week after President Trump attacked the four congresswomen on Twitter, telling them to “go back” to the countries they came from.
Trump has since doubled down on his attacks, tweeting Sunday, "I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. »