Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday, a day after she accused Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of attacking “women of color.”
Ocasio-Cortez accused Pelosi of “the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color” on Wednesday, after Pelosi told the New York Times over the weekend that Ocasio-Cortez and her first-term left-wing allies — the “Squad” — were politically irrelevant.
The week before, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, compared moderate Democrats to segregationists, saying that they were “hell bent” on harming “black and brown” people because they voted for humanitarian spending at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Thursday, Democrats vented their anger at both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti. Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO), a member of the CBC, ripped Ocasio-Cortez for “using the race card.”
“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,” The Hill quoted Lacy Clay as saying. “I could care less. I could really care less. I agree with the Speaker. Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares.” MORE