Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued her war of words with Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday night, calling the House speaker "disrespectful" for criticizing women of color.
The Bronx Democrat reacted to Pelosi's repeated attempts to reign over some of the most left-wing members of his caucus and blame the first-year representatives for being too tweeting.
"When these comments started, I understood that she was keeping the progressive flank further away from the arm to protect the more moderate limbs, which I understood," Ocasio-Cortez said. at the Washington Post.
"But the persistent selections – we got to the point where they were just disrespectful – the explicit selections of newly elected women of color."
Earlier in the week, Pelosi is mocked by his fellow freshmen freshman – Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – for their influence based on Twitter.
"All these people have their audience and their Twitter universe," Pelosi told the New York Times in an article published on Sunday. "But they did not have followers. They are four people and that's how many votes they got. "
Pressley, who described Pelosi's remarks as "demoralizing," was less interested in a dialogue with the California Democrat.
"Thank God, my mother gave me broad shoulders and a strong back. I can do it. I'm not worried about myself, "Pressley told the newspaper.
"I'm worried about the signal it sends to the people I'm talking to and for whom I've sent here with a mandate and how it relates to them."