Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel blasted House Democrats, saying freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her squad have become the “de facto speakers” of the House.
During Wednesday’s interview with Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” McDaniel was asked to weigh in on the shift in attention from the feud between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Ocasio-Cortez to the freshmen Democratic congresswomen and President Donald Trump following the president’s highly criticized tweets from over the weekend.
The RNC Chairwoman responded by going after the House Democrats, claiming that they are “now a socialist party” by allowing Ocasio-Cortez and fellow Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) to become the “de facto speakers” of the Democratic-controlled House.
“The Democrat party is now a socialist party,” said McDaniel. “And these four women have become the de facto speakers of the Democrat House. I mean, that’s the fact.”
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McDaniel continued on to say that Trump was presenting people with a “very clear choice” between choosing socialism and continuing on with his administration that has brought “higher wages, more jobs, [and] a strong economy.”
She then torched Pelosi for bringing the resolution condemning the president’s tweets to the House floor. McDaniel said the House speaker has chosen to “double down on division” instead of passing legislative initiatives like the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
“Nancy Pelosi, with what she did yesterday, basically said, ‘I’m going to bring more votes to the floor to divide our country, but I’m not going to pass [the] USMCA that’s going to bring more manufacturing jobs. I’m not going to get anything done on a policy level that is going to help the American people, but yeah, I’ll double down on division and going after this president.’ Which they’ve done since day one.”
McDaniel’s remarks came after the House speaker held a vote to condemn Trump’s tweets from Sunday where he told a group of “‘progressive’ Democrat congresswomen” to “go back” to their home countries and “fix” them.