You're probably right. Even McCarthy said there were between 10-15 Republicans that would vote for it. Now the squad doesn't have to worry about getting reelected, their districts are safe. They win by 80-20 or 70-30 if the Republicans actually field a candidate.

So as a symbol, that symbol means nothing if that was what they intended. Unless they are thinking of higher offices and looking at state or national office.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.