Representative William Lacy Clay, MP for D-Mo., Added to the growing democratic criticism of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., slamming her "inappropriate" suggestion that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , selects the New Yorker and her "squad" freshman because of their race.
Addressing Fox News Thursday, nice, Clay hammered the suggestion of Ocasio-Cortez.
"It was such a weak argument to say that she was chosen and that four women of color were chosen by the President," he said.
"This tells you the degree of ignorance of American history compared to what we are as a Democratic caucus.
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"It's so inappropriate, so moved, it does not help the unit, it was unfair to President Pelosi."
Clay continued his campaign, saying the comment exposed how Ocasio-Cortez and the representatives. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., And Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Must learn "effective lawmakers".
"It will take a process of maturation for these first-year members to learn to be effective legislators," he said.
"This shows their lack of sensitivity to racism.Using this trope is a weak argument.It has no place in a civil debate."
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The legislator concluded his remarks by suggesting that the four first-year students could harm the Democratic chances in the next elections.
"It shows that they have no sensitivity to the various members of our caucus, some come from the red districts, and they are the ones who gave us the majority, we all need them." he declares.
His comments follow a quarrel between Pelosi and congressional women, such as Ocasio-Cortez, which included racist criticism.
Ocasio-Cortez chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, has already compared moderate Democrats to racists. That's why Pelosi, at the request of some of its members, has warned Democrats in the House not to attack on Twitter.
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"You have a complaint, you come to talk to me about it, but do not tweet about our members and expect that to be considered correct," she said. On the same day of the meeting of this caucus, Ocasio-Cortez called Pelosi for what she considered as the speaker continually targeting her, as well as other lawmakers of freshman color.
"Their ignorance is incredible," Clay also said in the President's lobby, according to The Hill.
Clay was not the only one to attack Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday. The View's hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg criticized his decision and that of others to attack Democrats like Pelosi. "I think it's more BS," said Goldberg about Ocasio-Cortez's comments on the breed.
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In the meantime, Pelosi refused to comment further on the quarrel while discussing it during his weekly press briefing.
"I said what I'm going to say … What I said in caucus yesterday had an overwhelming response from my members," she said.
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"Because they know what the facts are and what we respond to, we respect the value of every member of our caucus, diversity is a wonderful thing, diversity is our strength, and unity is our strength. power."
Alex Pappas of Fox News contributed to this report.