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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Pelosi Racist: ‘Singling Out … Women of Color’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of racism on Wednesday, telling the Washington Post that Pelosi was guilty of “the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez — also known as “AOC” — have feuded ever since the “democratic socialist” newcomer upset incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a member of the party’s leadership team under Pelosi, in last year’s primary race.
The latest spat began on Saturday, when columnist Maureen Dowd of the New York Times reported that Pelosi had disparaged AOC and her allies on the left (original links):
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: Sublimecraft
You use quotes for the statement you attribute to AOC. Is it a direct quote of hers? I copied that statement and put it directly into google for further information on exactly when she said that and what her context could have been.
All that came up was a link to ATS and the post you just made, making me suspect that you just made it up.
Can you link us to where you found that quote?
originally posted by: 4891morfih
I always thought politics was a boring topic but not anymore.
Seriously you couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. The sad part is these are the morons running our country!
Pelosi feels that the four made themselves irrelevant to the process by voting against “our bill,” as she put it, which she felt was the strongest one she could get. “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
AOC responded on Twitter by calling out Pelosi for her past efforts to disparage the party’s “democratic socialist” wing:
“A glass of water could’ve [beat a 20-yr incumbt]”
“The Green Dream or whatever”
“Their public whatever”
Those aren’t quotes from me; they‘re from the Speaker. Having respect for ourselves doesn’t mean we lack respect for her.
It means we won’t let everyday people be dismissed.
On Wednesday, Pelosi held a meeting with her caucus in which she reportedly insisted on party unity, and discouraged House members from tweeting criticisms of each other or the leadership.
Asked by reporters whether she regretted criticizing AOC in public, Pelosi said: “Regrets is [sic] not what I do.”
Ocasio-Cortez did not tweet. But she did talk to the Washington Post, the newspaper of record in the capital city:
“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.”
originally posted by: Analbumcover
We've moved onto quotes I see.
"There are 2 things a woman can never keep low enough, their weight and their voices" - A Great Man