Freshman Democratic Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib escalated her feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Twitter Saturday after Pelosi criticized the so-called “squad” of progressive Democrats.
Pelosi criticized progressive congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley after the four voted against a $4.6 billion relief bill for the southern border.
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi told the New York Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Tlaib told "This Week" on ABC that Pelosi should "Uplift the women, especially the women of color in your caucus." She added, “More people like us, more people like me that come out to vote, we win.”
“It is very disappointing that the speaker would ever try to diminish our voices in so many ways,” the Michigan lawmaker said.
Ocasio-Cortez also hit back on Twitter, writing, “That public 'whatever' is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”
Ocasio-Cortez continued, “I don't believe it was a good idea for Dems to blindly trust the Trump admin when so many kids have died in their custody."
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“It’s a huge mistake," she added. "This admin also refuses to hand over docs to Congress on the whereabouts of families. People’s lives are getting bargained, & for what?”