As a self-described conservatarian, the latest power-pout from “The Squad” makes me oh, so very happy.
In the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slamming four rebel Democrat freshmen representatives with the verbal equivalent of a dismissive wave, one of the four offended congresschicks has all but accused Pelosi of racism.
As reported by USA Today;
A group of freshman Democratic congresswomen responded on social media this weekend to criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who dismissed them and “their Twitter world” in an interview with The New York Times.
Columnist Maureen Dowd asked Pelosi about the opposition to a border funding bill from Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
Pelosi said “our bill” was the best Democrats could do. She criticized the four liberal freshman – whom Dowd referred to as “the Squad” – for being the only members of their party to vote against the original version of the legislation passed by the Democratic-led House, which included some protections for migrant children.
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said, according to Dowd. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Needless to say, the Twitter responses were fast and furious.
With an initial posting by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff Saikat Chakrabarti, Rep. Rashida Tlaib didn’t seem all too worried in regards to her playing the race card;
Yup — the House bill was still a bad bill. But Pelosi kept claiming that everyone had to vote for it because it was either this or the worse Senate bill — that it was the best we could do. And as predicted, Senate killed it anyway.
Why not start with an actually good bill? https://t.co/OowXHTedOt
— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) July 7, 2019