AOC disavows her earlier suggestion Pelosi is racist

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said she plans to directly confront House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over her days-long public clash with the four prominent progressive freshmen members of Congress known as "the squad."

"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".

Calling the self-described democratic-socialist "one of the intellectual leaders" of the House Democratic caucus, Cheney said Ocasio-Cortez's calls to abolish the Department of Homeland Security are absurd, dangerous, and "highly irresponsible".

Clay also directed fire at Ocasio-Cortez's far-left chief-of-staff Saikat Chakrabarti, the far-left Justice Democrats, Reps. We're not talking about just progressives, it's signaling out four individuals.

In response Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez clarified the remarks suggesting Pelosi was racist, telling CNN's Maju Raju: "No, no, absolutely not, absolutely not". "They're four people and that's how many votes they got".

Clay also slammed "juvenile" Chakrabarti, who idolizes Nazi sympathizers, after Chakrabarti said that centrist Democrats were "hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s".

Last month, Congress passed a $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package - the final vote was 305 to 102 - several liberal Democrats (including the entire Hispanic Caucus) were furious that they voted to give Trump any money that he could use for whatever he wanted including border security and detention centers.

Ocasio-Cortez and her three colleagues drew Pelosi's ire for not supporting a recent border-funding bill.

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Pelosi appeared to be trying to put the dispute behind her.

"I can tell you this as the Republican Conference Chair, someone who's responsible for a large part of our messaging, that we are going to be having these debates based on substance".

Pelosi announced to House Democrats on Wednesday: "You got a complaint?" "We women of color have faced this for such a long time".

"I think so, I think so".

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) was appalled by the freshman lawmaker's accusations, and the opinions of her staff. "And so how dare they try to play the race card at this point, it shows you the weakness of their arguments". "Unbelievable. Unbelievable to me". "I don't think most of us are", Jayapal, the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told Politico on Thursday.

"That public "whatever" is called public sentiment", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Saturday. He is again facing a challenger in the primary for 2020.

There is a "lack of willingness to recognize what the nation went through, the worst attack in our history", Cheney said. Pelosi had criticized Reps.

"We're actually setting up a meeting", Pocan replied when he was asked about the public divisions.

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