Skip to comments.Pelosi says she's done talking about fight with 'Squad'
Posted on 07/11/2019 9:45:54 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday said she was done talking in public about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the tensions roiling her caucus after the New York lawmaker criticized her in an interview with The Washington Post.
Pelosi at her weekly press conference said she'd said what she wanted to say at a closed-door caucus meeting on Wednesday and refused to engage much with reporters asking her about the fight that has dominated the week in Congress.
The Speaker said her remarks at the closed-door caucus meeting calling on Democrats not to take public shots at one another were motivated by a tweet sent by Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff that compared members of the Blue Dog and New Democrat groups to Southern Democrats.
And she shrugged off any offense that Ocasio-Cortez or the three other members of the "Squad" might have taken from her remarks.
"They took offense because I addressed, at the request of my members, an offensive tweet that came out of one of the members' offices that referenced our Blue Dogs and our New Dems essentially as segregationists," Pelosi said. "Our members took offense at that. I addressed that. How they're interpreting and carrying it to another place is up to them."
"But I'm not going to be discussing it any further," Pelosi said. "I said what I'm going to say."
In the interview with the Post published Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez accused Pelosi of singling out women of color for criticism.
When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arms distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood, Ocasio-Cortez said in the interview. 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.
She also said Pelosi's most recent shots at the "Squad" in an interview with The New York Times felt like part of a pattern.
Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday told CNN's Manu Raju that she did not think Pelosi had any racial animus.
The tweet that provoked Pelosi, from Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, has since been deleted.
It described the centrist Democrats to "new Southern Democrats" that "certainly seem hell bent to do black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s." Pelosi said that members had taken offense at the tweet and asked her to address it.
A senior Democratic aide associated with the Blue Dog Coalition pushed back against Ocasio-Cortez's comments about Pelosi on Thursday.
"Let's not forget the fact that Rep. Ocasio Cortez's chief of staff called a group of members racist. This is a group of members led by an immigrant woman of color, and this group includes several other people of color, including two black men who actually experienced the segregated South," the aide said.
Can she regain control?
I don't believe Democrats-of-Color are going to stay silent when old white people of privilege keep telling them to be quiet and speak only when spoken to.
Pelosi should have told us the real truth...Pelosi is done, finished, toast...burnt toast....period!!!
I don’t think they’re done talking about you Pelosi.
The 3 stooges will not be controlled.
It will be impossible for them to keep their mouths shut...
which is great news for us.
With “Squad” or with “Squaws”?
The liberals are eating their own. The children are rebellious.
[[”But I’m not going to be discussing it any further,” Pelosi said. “I said what I’m going to say.”]]
Uh Huh- sure you have- new comments on the fight tomorrow
She never had control. She just didn't know it. This is her Frankenstein.................
Squad rules, Pelosi!
I’m no fan of Pelosi, but I’ll say this: Unlike AOC, she didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. I think the spat between these two is a classic example of this, if it fully plays out:
“Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance.” David Mamet
Nancy didn’t get where she is by being a nice person.
AOC and her Communist allies are more vicious than Pelosi realizes.
They will do to her what they do to anybody that gets in their way to power and control..............
The Stooges are definitely not smart enough to know when to shut up. However, in a way I kind of admire what they are doing. How many times have we seen some freshman GOP Senator or Congressman campaign on conservatism only to be taken aside by a McConnell or Trent Lott type who explains "that's not the way it's done, heah boy" (in a Foghorn Leghorn voice). Soon the idealistic would be conservative is RINO to his core.
Unfortunately for them, these 'rat stooges only appeal to the stupidest, most anti-American wing of the base and are alienating the squishy middle. But they do have the courage of their (commie) convictions.
Note to self: Buy more popcorn.
I am so torn here. I despise the upstart Dim morons, but also love watching Pelosi getting her a$$ handed to her.
Pelosi may want to keep their disagreements behind closed doors but the Young Turks are done taking order from old white people of privilege.
The times are changing. Minorities don't want white people speaking for them anymore.
First rule of the squad...
Perhaps AOC secretly realizes that Trump is going to be reelected.
If so, it would be logical for her to look to wipe-out the existing Dem leadership that stands in her way.
The Fraud Squad.
I foresee the GOON SQUAD initiating a Reign of Terror within the dems.
The party will HAVE to split.
1. into a left middle.
2. flat out Communist/ Socialist party. All race all the
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