Less than 24 hours after Nancy Pelosi galvanized the House to vote to condemn President Trump for his Tweets criticizing Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley, members of “the Squad” are renewing their attacks on the Speaker.
And they’re not pulling any punches.
In particular, Congresswoman Tlaib blamed Pelosi for calling her and her colleagues out in recent interviews – opening the group up to death threats.
“She is speaker of the House, she can ask for a meeting to sit down with us for clarification,” Tlaib continued, speaking of Pelosi. “The fact of the knowledge is, and I’ve done racial justice work in our country for a long time, acknowledge the fact that we are women of color, so when you do single us out, be aware of that, and what you’re doing. Especially because some of us are getting death threats. Because some of us are being singled out in many ways because of our backgrounds, because of our experiences and so forth.”
After Pelosi’s remarks, but before Trump’s racist attacks on the Squad, Tlaib made scathing comments about Pelosi in an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, contrasting the group with Pelosi by saying “we‘re not going to stand by and sit idly by and allow brown and dark-skinned children to be ripped away from their parents do be dehumanized.”
Tlaib also urged Pelosi to “uplift the women, especially the women of color, within your caucus,” an implicit but clear suggestion that Pelosi does not currently uplift women of color in the Democratic caucus.
(Video H/T CBS This Morning)