Cortez pulls the race card in feud with Pelosi


The public spat between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, got a lot nastier on Wednesday, with the freshman congresswoman suggesting that the speaker is “singling out” her and her colleagues based on their race.

Pelosi has worked to keep the Democratic caucus in line, specifically four newly-elected outspoken progressives: Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass..

However, a feud between Pelosi and the quartet escalated after Congress passed a border funding bill that the four young Democrats opposed. Pelosi discussed the bill, and those in her party who oppose it, in an interview last weekend. She told the New York Times: “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how many votes they got.”

Ocasio-Cortez said to The Washington Post on Wednesday that the “persistent singling out” by the Speaker may be more than “outright disrespectful.”

“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 said.

“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.”

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17 Comments on Cortez pulls the race card in feud with Pelosi

  1. “. . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

    …I suspect it’s more about “newly elected” than it is “women of color”, but please don’t let reality get in the way of your tearing the Party of Satan apart there, @AOC…do carry on, dear, we appreciate the show…

  2. Whutta freak show. On one side we have a demented, old bat who is nuttier than squirrel poop and more confused than a mood ring on a paranoid, bi-polar, schizophrenic chameleon trapped in a bag of Skittles!
    On the other side we have a virtual three-ring circus of Stupid with a brain the size of a pea operating a mouth the size of a Jackfruit!
    Cue up Harry Belafonte (Dayo!), put some whipped cream and cherries on these two turds and call ’em the banana splits!
    Pass the popcorn!

  3. How come there’s been no twitter archaeology done on her tweets during the barmaid/community activist years? I guess that was all cleaned up by her minders before she ran for office. Too bad. Probably some doozies back then.

  4. When it comes to stupid Nancy guards her territory jealously. She wears her dunce cap with pride and won’t surrender it to just any upstart little twit that comes along.

  5. The AOC’s of the world never figure out how to engage their brains before putting their fat mouths in gear – seen it before.
    So nice for them to have the ‘press’ in their pockets.

  6. She is pretty good at just following the same old tattered and dog eared Democrat playbook when it comes to anyone lighter pigmented who disagrees with her

  7. Perhaps the four sheet heads are trying to recreate the “no nothing” party of the 1800’s.
    They all appear to be well qualified!

  8. I’m still angry that white is not a color! I want to be a person of color so that I can complain about everything!

  9. It’s a crap-show. but yet kind of fun watching the dems use their own play book strategies against one another.

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