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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) declared Friday it is “stupidly untrue” for her Democratic colleagues of color to say she is playing the “race card” against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Fox News congressional reporter Jason Donner asked the 29-year-old freshman congresswoman what she thinks of criticism that she is playing the race card to attack Pelosi, to which she replied: “What? That’s stupidly untrue.”
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Speaking Wednesday to the Washington Post, Ocasio-Cortez suggested Pelosi was motivated by race for downplaying the significance of four progressive Democrats, including herself, voting against the border funding bill backed by party leadership.
“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,” she told the Post. “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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CBC member Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO) took umbrage with Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks, accusing the freshman congresswoman of “using the race card.”
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