As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, freshman communist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of racism, saying of Pelosi’s repeated efforts to rein in AOC and her fellow radical freshmen (known as “the Squad”) Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), ”
“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post. “But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
AOC doubled down on Thursday when confronted by CNN reporter Manu Raju about her comments accusing Pelosi of racism.
Ocasio-Cortez was careful to say “no” when asked directly if she believes Pelosi is racist.
A visibly annoyed House Speaker Pelosi addressed the rift on Thursday morning in a press conference.
Pelosi defended her caucus and blasted AOC without mentioning her name before telling reporters that she will “not be discussing it any further.”
AOC stands by her sentiment that Pelosi is singling out women of color but says Pelosi is "absolutely not" racist pic.twitter.com/3CzB73UhAb
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 11, 2019