Pelosi Responds to AOC’s Accusation of Racism

Thursday at her weekly press briefing, Nancy Pelosi responded to upstart Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s claim that the House Speaker had singled out “newly elected women of color” for criticism about handling grievances within the Democrat Party privately rather than on social media.

“I said what I’m going to say in the caucus. They took offense. I addressed at the request of my members an offensive tweet that came out of one of the member’s offices that referenced our Blue Dogs and our New Dems essentially as segregationists. Our members took offense at that. I addressed it. How they’re interpreting and carrying it to another place is up to them.

“We respect the value of every member of our caucus. The diversity of it is a wonderful thing. Diversity is our strength. Unity is our power,” Pelosi said.