Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

House Dems defend Nancy Pelosi amid spat with AOC

AOC disavows her earlier suggestion Pelosi is racist Mark Alexander: AOC 'Ignorance' Deepens Demo Race-Card Rift
Steven Clarke | 13 July, 2019, 21:40

The president, who is famous for commenting on everything under the sun, made a decision to weigh in on the nasty feud taking place between the Democratic speaker of the House and fiery Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

USA Today said Pelosi "caved" to Republicans on the border bill.

The committee hearing came as Vice President Mike Pence toured a migrant detention facility in Donna, Texas.

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) said he didn't think Pelosi was trying to minimize Ocasio-Cortez and chalked up the dispute to a family "squabble".

While the public feud simmers, a recent analysis found that some other freshmen Democrats have consistently voted with Pelosi, including some who promised during their campaigns to oppose her.

The newly-elected politician from NY was quick to attack Pelosi and went as far as implying that she is a racist and has a habit of disrespecting congresswomen of color - Reps.

There's been some talk of friction among Democrats in the House, and now, in a surprise Friday tweet, the official House Democrats Twitter account is publicly calling out Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff. It says at least 30 children remain separated. "I don't believe Sharice is a racist person, but her votes are showing her to enable a racist system", Chakrabarti wrote in a now-deleted Tweet.

Republican opposition to the bill sets the stage for a stiff fight over its provisions later this year that could threaten Congress' record of passing the NDAA annually for almost six decades.

Police launch probe into UK Ambassador's email leak
In furious verbal attacks on Darroch, Trump has described the ambassador as "wacky", "a very stupid guy" and a "pompous fool". Sir Kim's resignation prompted widespread support for him - as well as criticism of Tory leadership frontrunner Mr Johnson.

More than two dozen Republicans joined with Democrats on the Iran vote. She criticized harsh policies "intentionally and cruelly created by a Trump administration dead set on sending a hate-filled message that those seeking refuge are not welcome in America".

"That's not my experience with Nancy Pelosi", Harris said in an interview with The Breakfast Club.

"I've said what I'm going to say", Pelosi said. "But that is exactly how Democrats are treating it", House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said.

Chakrabarti responded to the House Democrats' Twitter handle Friday night, asking why they did not point out that he was responding to someone else who brought up Davids. Members endorsed a measure from the House Homeland Security Committee chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., to block defense dollars from being used to house foreign nationals detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The House bill also includes an amendment that would bar Trump from attacking Iran without first obtaining Congress' approval.

Fellow Democratic Reps. Veronica Escobar of Texas, Ayanna Pressley of MA and Rashida Tlaib of MI also testified.

Other Republicans who appeared were Arizona Reps.

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