Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., added to the mounting Democratic criticism of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., reportedly calling her, her chief of workers, and the group Justice Democrats “juvenile.”
“Their ignorance is beyond belief,” Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, reportedly stated whereas within the Speaker’s Foyer. His feedback adopted a feud between Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and freshman congresswomen, like Ocasio-Cortez, that concerned racially-charged criticism.
Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of workers, Saikat Chakrabarti, beforehand in contrast reasonable Democrats to racists — prompting Pelosi, on the request of a few of her members, warn Home Democrats to not assault one another on Twitter.
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“You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just ok,” she reportedly stated. On the identical day of that caucus assembly, Ocasio-Cortez known as out Pelosi for what she sees because the speaker regularly focusing on her and different freshmen lawmakers of colour.
Clay reportedly addressed the racial undertones of the criticisms coming from Ocasio-Cortez’s workplace, saying it was “unbelievable” it could deliver up that concern.
“What a weak argument, because you can’t get your way and because you’re getting pushback you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable. That’s unbelievable to me,” Clay reportedly stated on Thursday.
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Clay wasn’t the one one to assault Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday. “The View” hosts Pleasure Behar and Whoopi Goldberg criticized her’s and others’ resolution to assault Democrats like Pelosi. “I think this is more BS,” Goldberg stated of Ocasio-Cortez’s feedback on race.
Pelosi, in the meantime, refused to offer additional touch upon the feud whereas discussing it throughout her weekly press briefing.
“I’ve stated what I’m going to say…What I stated within the caucus yesterday had an amazing response from my members,” she stated.
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“As a result of they know what the details are and what we’re responding to. We respect the worth of each member of our caucus. The range of all of it is a fantastic factor. Variety is our power. Unity is our energy.”
Fox Information’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.