Dem Lawmaker Teaches AOC About the ‘Process of Maturing’ After Her ‘Inappropriate’ Clash with Pelosi

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Congressional Black Caucus member William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the controversial freshman’s feud between her and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continued.

The two lawmakers have taken their jabs at one another, and it continued into this week — leading to Ocasio-Cortez accusing the House speaker of “the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

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Clay told Fox News late Thursday that Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that the House speaker was “singling out” women of color — including Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — is a “weak argument,” in saying she and the other women were “picked on” by Pelosi.

“It tells you the level of ignorance to American history on their part as to what we are as the Democratic Caucus,” he said, adding:

“It is so inappropriate. So uncalled for. It does not do anything to help with unity. It was unfair to Speaker Pelosi.”

The Democratic lawmaker then sought to teach Ocasio-Cortez a lesson.

“It’s going to take a process of maturing for those freshman members,” Clay said. “They will have to learn to be effective legislators.”

He pointed out that in using that “weak argument,” it “shows their lack of sensitivity to racism,” which he says her claim “has no place in a civil discussion.”

It seems that Pelosi is trying to put a halt to the infighting within the Democratic caucus as she said in a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, “You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it.” She added, “But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just OK.”

The House speaker then said she has “no regrets about anything,” adding during Thursday’s press conference that she’s “not going to be discussing it any further.”

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Tess
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Does AOC and her three fellow ‘squad’ members really think their high school theatrics will get them re-elected to another term?

mary
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These democrats will destroy themselves from within!!! This is laughable, I do hope the people that cast their votes for this halfwit AOC can hold their heads up high while being the joke in their party!!

James
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It was recently reported (somewhere in the English language, at least) that AOC’s intended career move is to join the “ladies” on the television sideshow called the “View”; that she does not have a long term plan to remain in the political arena. Obviously the only “arena” she really wants to be in is with the few clowns who are parked in the “View” dumpster.

Jlwood
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Jlwood

No regrets about anything…….. I think that says it all.

Patti Harrison
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I can sum it up, demoncratic women have no class or morals! Let the infighting continue to go on because it will, knowing AOC and other freshmen congresswomen!

Kenny
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Oh come on Ocrazyo-Cortez, Oman and the rest of the braying jack asses. Do not let up we need you and the other Socialist maggots to continue to bring the Socialist/Democrap Party down. Thank you for ensuring we can and will re-elect Trump in 2020. Again, thank you, bring it on bimbo’s.

Mary Murphy
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Mary Murphy

I am not a fan of either of these women, but I think Ms. Pelosi is on the right path for the Democrats rather than AOC. Most reasonable Americans, be they Republican or Democrat, should be scared to death of these radical Socialists!

John
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John

I really don’t care about these Democrats. It would nice if those that voted these reps into office realize their error and don’t reelect them but I wouldn’t hold my breath after all they are Democrats

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