The following picture has often been associated with the squad. But who is the lady on the leftmost?

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  • "Nancy Pelosi" ... "plus Brandi Carlile, Stevie Nicks, Stacey Abrams". Hmmm, that doesn't seem to match the picture.
    – DrSheldon
    Jan 19, 2021 at 22:52

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It's slightly blurry, but the image in your question is captioned with the names of the four congresswomen:

Jahana Hayes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Nancy Pelosi

Ilhan Omar

Jahana Hayes is Connecticut’s first Black Congresswoman, first elected in 2018 and again in 2020.

She is not typically listed as a member of the Squad. That informal group originally consisted of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Since 2020, the Squad has grown to include Jamaal Bowman of New York and Cori Bush of Missouri (The Squad (United States Congress).

Hayes is fairly progressive, and her Republican opponent in 2020, David X. Sullivan said in a campaign ad, "Hayes hangs out with the squad — they’re too radical" (Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s 1st Black Congresswoman, Wins 2nd Term), but even he didn't claim that she belonged to that group.

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    @Tim nothing really. It's just four (or maybe six if you count Bowman and Bush), congresswomen with similar politics and who fundraise together. It's not an official organization.
    – Ryan_L
    Jan 19, 2021 at 0:05
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    @Tim Not that I'm aware of. Might be a good question on English.SE
    – Ryan_L
    Jan 19, 2021 at 1:05
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    @BeginnerBiker I don’t doubt that he used it with a snarl, but Representative AOC used it first when she and the other 3 Congresswomen were working together the week or two after they were elected. thehill.com/homenews/House/…
    – Damila
    Jan 19, 2021 at 4:24
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    And Nancy Pelosi is definitely not part of the squad. Jan 19, 2021 at 6:33
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    @Tim: squad does come from squadra (square), but it's also used in sports (squadra azzurra) or in the military for ~10 people. (see en.wiktionary.org/wiki/squad) Jan 19, 2021 at 17:09

It is Jahana Hayes as it listed in the lower right of the picture

In order from left to right the people are

Jahana Hayes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, Ilhan Omar

  • Is she part of the squad?
    – Tim
    Jan 18, 2021 at 23:28
  • @Tim I don't think she is
    – Joe W
    Jan 18, 2021 at 23:30

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