On Thursday, Nancy Pelosi rejected an indictment by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She is racist and claimed that the young legislator was offended because the speaker accused one of the employees of the New York Democrat for a tweet that essentially referred to some Democratic legislators as segregationists.
Pelosi defended her scolding from Ocasio-Cortez and her & # 39; team & # 39; at a closed-door meeting with legislators in the Capitol and said she was performing her job as party leader.
& # 39; They were offended because, at the request of my members, I spoke an insulting tweet that came from one of the member's offices that referred our Blue Dogs and our New Dems essentially as segregationists. Our members have taken offense. I tackled that. How they interpret it and take it to another place is up to them. But I'm not going to discuss it further, & she told reporters at her weekly news conference.
Nancy Pelosi dismissed an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accusation she is racist
The speaker bit reporters who tried to question her further about the feud
And the speaker bit journalists who tried to question her about the feud.
& # 39; Maybe you didn't hear what I said. I said what I am going to say on this subject. What I said in the caucus yesterday had an overwhelming response from my members because they know what the facts are and what we are responding to, & she said when she asked him again.
& # 39; We expect the value of every member of our caucus. The diversity is beautiful. Diversity is our strength. Unity is our strength. And we have a big fight and we're in the arena and that's all I'm going to say on this subject. If you want to waste your question, you can waste your question, & she added.
Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff of Ocasio-Cortez, attacked pelosi and other democrats in a tweet during the weekend, criticizing the blue dog and new democrats – as the more moderate members of the party are known.
Chakrabarti referred to them as & # 39; New Southern Democrats & # 39 ;, which is seen as a code word for segregationists.
& # 39; Instead of & # 39; fiscal conservative but socially liberal & # 39 ;, let's the New Democrats and Blue Dog Caucus de & # 39; New Southern Democrats & # 39; They certainly seem to be doing hell to do black and brown people today what the old South Democrats did in the 40s, & he wrote Saturday.
He later deleted the post.
After having dressed in social media manners at the Wednesday meeting, Pelosi said her members were upset by comments from unelected staff.
& # 39; Our caucus is very upset about some of the comments from staff & # 39 ;, Pelosi told reporters Wednesday after the meeting.
The reports of the feud summarizing were the comments made by Ocasio-Cortez The Washington Post, where she accused Pelosi of repeatedly selecting & # 39; newly chosen women of color & # 39; And the speaker & # 39; downright disrespectful & # 39; called.
& # 39; When these comments first started, I thought she was keeping the progressive flank more an arm's length to protect more moderate members, which I understood, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez about Pelosi's criticism.
& # 39; But the stubborn pick … it came to a point that it was simply utterly disrespectful … the explicit selection of newly elected women of color, & # 39; she continued.
But the freshman New York democrat walked back on Thursday and told CNN she doesn't think the speaker is racist.
& # 39; No, no, absolutely not, absolutely not & # 39 ;, she said when she asked her if she thinks Pelosi is a racist.
Ocasio-Cortez did, however, take into account its comment that Pelosi seeks women of color.
& # 39; Well I think it's just a pattern, right? We are not just talking about progressives, it is differentiating between four individuals and knowing the media environment in which we operate, & she said, pointing to herself and other legislators, there have been death threats.
Ocasio-Cortez referred to himself and three other liberal freshman representatives, representatives of Ihan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley – a group that self & # 39; the team & # 39; calls.
Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused landlord Nancy Pelosi of repeatedly selecting & # 39; newly chosen women of color & # 39 ;, by labeling the veteran of the congress as being # #; downright disrespectful & # 39;
The controversial point of view was shared only a few hours after the AOC accused Congress of using women and minority groups as & # 39; negotiating chips & # 39; auctioning and selling them for their own political gain in a decades-old tradition.
With the New York Radio Hour, AOC said it believed that a significant proportion of insincerity to vulnerable groups occurs with legislators during legislative discussions.
& # 39; When it comes to women of color in Congress, especially the first-year student, it is that we have both come across and represent communities that have been auctioned and that we have negotiated over the last 20 years – and we are over it.
& # 39; We see in these negotiations all the time – it's like fighting for black communities or policies that help women, & # 39; she said. & # 39; They negotiate records. And they are the first chips to be achieved in all legislative negotiations. & # 39;
During the same conversation, AOC also offered its opinion on the current position of the Democratic Party and urged its peers to no longer regard the term socialism as a dirty word.
She also seemed to be wiping Pelosi, claiming that power in the nation's capital has become too concentrated.
& # 39; We don't know how to talk about our own problems in a way that I believe is convincing … we are on defense too often. We are all too often afraid of our own values and stand up for them. And I feel like we're running too far away from our beliefs, & she said.
& # 39; Congress rules have changed over the years to put, I think, an insane amount of force into a handful of people – even within the House of Representatives themselves. The speaker, (party) leadership, committee chairmen … over the years the rules have changed to consolidate power to a large extent. & # 39;
The comments came just hours after AOC accused Congress of using women and minority groups as & # 39; negotiating chips & # 39; for decades, during which they were auctioned and sold for their own political gain.
The outspoken Democrat and her three close colleagues & # 39; s have been embroiled in a public gap with Pelosi since Congress approved a border finance law that the four young congress women were opposed to.
The speaker has since repeatedly rejected the extreme left environmental and health care proposals of the progressive quartet, causing frustration for & # 39; the team & # 39 ;.
But the feud became unpleasant on Wednesday when Pelosi again focused on the four in a caucus meeting with closed doors.
& # 39; Do you have a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But don't tweet about our members and expect us to think that that's just okay, ”said Pelosi during the meeting, according to a source in the room.
Ocasio-Cortez was in the room hearing that message when she noticed she left the meeting after it was over.
But outside, AOC insisted that she defy Pelosi's call to stop the tweets and not change her social media habits.
& # 39; No, & # 39; said Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday afternoon with a big grin on DailyMail.com, when asked if she would change how vocal she was online after reading Pelosi.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defies Nancy Pelosi's call to stop the tweets and will not change her social media habits
Nancy Pelosi gave a loud lecture to her democratic legislators and warned them to stop tweeting about their colleagues.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tore up during a hearing on Wednesday, when she listened to Yazmin Jurez, a migrant from Guatemala, told how her 19-month-old daughter, Mariee, died after falling ill at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility
The speaker pushed to cool tensions between her more moderate and liberal party wings in the aftermath of a boiling audience that was partly due to comments she made to the New York Times about Ocasio-Cortez and her "squad" of liberal legislators.
Pelosi warned members of her party during an early morning meeting in the Capitol that they endangered the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives with the public bickering.
Her speech was intended to unite the party and was praised by lawmakers, according to a source of a room.
And her comments on Twitter were not intended for a specific legislator, but a general warning about the use of social media, a Pelosi spokesperson told DailyMail.com.
The unification call came after Pelosi members of & # 39; the team & # 39; criticized as they call themselves – Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – to vote against the $ 4 billion border ticket, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley. To finance the Mexican border.
The version of the bill that ended up in the House last month was the Republican version, after the Democrat version in the Senate was rejected.
Pelosi supported the GOP legislation and beat the legislators who did not.
& # 39; All these people have their audience whatever and their Twitter world & # 39 ;, Pelosi told the New York Times. & # 39; But they had no consequence. They are four people and that is the number of votes they have received. & # 39;
Ocasio-Cortez went on Twitter to criticize the speaker.
Defiance: AOC, to be seen earlier this year in New York, will not fall back in its feud with Nancy Pelosi
Earlier this week, delegate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Speaker Pelosi on twitter
& # 39; That audience & # 39; whatever & # 39; becomes & # 39; mentioned public sentiment & # 39; tweeted Ocasio-Cortez hours after Pelosi's comments were published. & # 39; And with the power to shift it, is how we actually bring about meaningful change in this country. & # 39;
& # 39; Respect for ourselves does not mean that we have no respect for her. It means that we won't let the ordinary people get fired, & she said.
Ocasio-Cortez had also visited Twitter to encourage democrats not to vote for the Republican border bill, which exceeded 230-195 before lawmakers left on their fourth July recess.
The speaker said she did not regret her comment to The Times.
& # 39; Regret is not what I do & # 39 ;, she told reporters after meeting legislators.
The speaker also indicated that he was not happy with the tweets from the staff of the House, who sent their complaints about members of Congress on social media.
And Pelosi told lawmakers on Wednesday morning that it is better to do something than nothing for the migrant children being held at the border.
& # 39; Mitch McConnell would have been very happy if we had not endured anything and nothing had been done. He doesn't care about the children, & she said about the GOP leader of the Senate.
& # 39; But have nothing to go to the kids. I just couldn't do that. I am here to help the children when it is easy and when it is difficult. Some of you are here to make a nice pate, but we make the most sausage, "she added.
She warned them to stay united against the GOP.
Saikat Chakrabarti, Chief of Staff of Ocasio-Cortez, attacked Pelosi in a series of tweets at the weekend
Delegate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she has not spoken with Speaker Nancy Pelosi in months
The feud between the first-year legislator and Speaker Pelosi has warmed up
& # 39; We are opposed to this – a Republican Party, in government and in Congress, who does not believe in government – by honoring the responsibility of the people, not believing in science, data, truth, evidence, fact to give up respond, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; So don't play in their hands. Every day some of our members have to fight for their re-election. It's easy for me in my district, right? I never have to worry about whether a Democrat will represent that district, whether it's me or someone else. But in their district it makes a difference to what we can do for the American people if we have the majority, & she said.
& # 39; So, I hope there will be some degree of respect and sensitivity to our – every individual experience that we bring to this Caucus. When we won the Majority in & # 39; 06, we were able to do great things for the country, including a path to choosing a Democratic president. This time we have the same chance, except that we didn't win the senate, and that's a challenge. & # 39;
Pelosi told the lawmakers to keep their anger for her.
& # 39; You make me the target, but don't make our Blue Dogs and our new Dems the target of it all because we have to fry important fish & # 39 ;, she added.
But she reminded them that we are a family.
& # 39; Although we're talking about family, let me just say, in every family you have your moments, & # 39; she said, adding & sometimes we all agree on this side of the room opposite their back of the room or at the front of the room. But we are all a tool for each other and we must never undermine the power of anyone in our caucus. & # 39;
Representatives Ayanna Pressley (above), Ilhan Omar (left) and Rashida Tlaib – together with the unshown Ocasio Cortez – form the members of & # 39; the team & # 39 ;, a group of liberal legislators Speaker Pelosi has himself in a feud with
Her lecture came after Ocasio-Cortez revealed that she had not spoken to Pelosi in months and suggested that she be given a series of important committee work to keep her busy.
& # 39; I think people sometimes think we are in a relationship & # 39 ;, she told The New Yorker Radio Hour.
When asked if that was the case, the Democratic congressman said: & # 39; not particularly – not one that I believe is distinct from someone else & # 39 ;.
Ocasio-Cortez admitted that she had not spoken to the speaker one-on-one in months.
& # 39; The last time I spoke to her one by one was when she asked me to join the limited climate change selection committee, & # 39; she said.
Pelosi announced the members of that committee in February – six months ago.
The latest revelations from the New York legislature emerge as the power struggle between the young liberals elected during last year's wave elections and the older generation of democratic leaders surrendering to the public.
Pelosi led to the final fight with & # 39; the squad & # 39; – a group of four legislators who have become the face of liberal, diverse democrats who joined Congress after the 2018 elections.
The most prominent of these is Ocasio-Cortez, which has become a democratic force that needs to be taken into account – a fame that she suggested the party leadership was aware of, and noted that she had several prominent committee work in an effort to engage her. – and probably from their hair.
& # 39; I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees. So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they're trying to keep me busy, & she said.
The New York legislator was assigned to the House Financial Services Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform – both panels investigate President Donald Trump.
In the one-hour interview with the New Yorker, Ocasio-Cortez has covered many topics, including her recent visit to the border to visit immigrants detained there in detention centers and her thoughts on the 2020 presidential campaign.
But it's her & # 39; catfight & # 39; with Pelosi that has received the most attention in recent days, including a public spot from Kelly House Conway, advisor to the White House.
Ocasio-Cortez described the reigning in Washington D.C. a & # 39; mess & # 39; and complained that the speaker got too much power.
& # 39; I am quite shocked by the concentration of internal strength & # 39 ;, she said about her arrival on Capitol Hill in January.
She noted that there was & # 39; an insane amount of power in a handful of people & # 39; is including Pelosi as President of the House.
Ocasio-Cortez said she did not think Pelosi was irritated because she had rejected the Climate Change Selection Committee, which Ocasio-Cortez said she did because the speaker would not meet her conditions to join the group – a timetable for legislation to issue a summons, and no member of the panel could take up fossil fuel money.
The freshman lawmaker also said that the Democratic leadership was too busy to keep the Democratic majority from worrying about her.
& # 39; I think leadership, their primary goal now, is to ensure that everyone who has won a rocking seat returns. So I guess that's right where a lot of their time is right, I rightly think, "Ocasio-Cortez said.
House democrats struggled with their new power dynamics in the aftermath of the 2018 election – the group of young, diverse, more liberal legislators versus the more moderate wing of the party.
Pelosi struggles to balance those broader tensions in the party.
The Progressive Democrat from New York said that Democrats who voted with the Republicans on the spending plan made a big mistake by trusting President Trump to tackle problems at the border.
And one of the most prominent women in Trump's White House – counselor Kellyanne Conway – injected herself into the fight when she was the & # 39; big mew and a & # 39; catfight & # 39; mentioned during an interview on Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning.
& # 39; Big meow moment, a fight back in a big cat fight. They are really ridiculous, & Conway said.
Ocasio-Cortez responded by the sexist nature of the term & # 39; cat fight & # 39; and ridicule the republicans that they have not chosen & # 39; enough women & # 39; to see that & # 39; two mature women sometimes disagree with each other & # 39 ;.
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway mentioned a disagreement between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and landlord Nancy Pelosi a & # 39; big cat fight & # 39; on Fox & Friends on Tuesday.
& # 39; & # 39; Catfight & # 39; is the sexist term that Republics use when two adult women disagree. The reason they find it so new and exciting is because the GOP itself has not chosen enough women to see that it can in fact be a normal phenomenon in a functioning democracy, & # 39; tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.
And Pressley, a Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, also fooled Conway. She accused her of trying to distract from what was happening at the border.
& # 39; @KellyannePolls oh hello Distraction Becky. Do you remember your boss yanking baby & # 39; s out of their mother's arms and throwing them into cages? Yes, sit down and keep my name out of your lying mouth, & she responded in response.
Pressley was traveling to the border last week, where various members of the congress visited detention centers and emphasized the treatment of migrants being held there.
The freshman legislator also had words for Pelosi and her commentary on the Times.
& # 39; I do not believe that this promotes the matter, whether our party helps or strengthens us in 2020, & # 39; she told Boston NPR affiliated with WGBH.
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