Ocasio-Cortez Implies Pelosi Is Racist For Singling Out ‘Newly Elected Women Of Color’


New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez implied Wednesday that Nancy Pelosi is racist and said the House speaker has been “disrespectful” toward “newly elected women of color” in Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez addressed in an interview with The Washington Post the growing rift between Pelosi and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.

Pelosi was quoted in a New York Times article on July 6 taking a thinly veiled shot at Ocasio-Cortez and several other freshman Democrats who voted against a bill to help migrants at the border.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following,” Pelosi said to The Times’ Maureen Dowd. “They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.” (RELATED: Pelosi Speaks Out On Swipe At Ocasio-Cortez)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, June 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pelosi was referring to Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who are all minority women.

Ocasio-Cortez told The Post that she initially believed Pelosi was employing

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