House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded on Thursday to accusations of racism made against her by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by noting that this latest spat between the two Democratic lawmakers was started by Ocasio-Cortez’s chief-of-staff and saying that she is no longer going to discuss the issue.
“I said what I’m going to say in the caucus. That’s where this is appropriate,” Pelosi said. “They took offense because I addressed, at the request of my members, an offensive tweet that came out of one of the member’s offices that referenced our Blue Dogs and our New Dems essentially as segregationists.”
“How they’re interpreting and carrying it to another place is up to them,” Pelosi continued. “But I’m not going to be discussing it any further.”
The incident that Pelosi was referring to came when Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, tweeted that Democrats who are not far-left are “hell bent to do to black and brown people today what