AOC-Nancy Pelosi dispute has House Democrats calling for unity

When pressed by reporters on recent comments Ocasio-Cortez made to The Washington Post saying that there has been an “explicit singling out of newly elected women of color,” Pelosi sounded like she wanted to change the subject. “I’ve said what I’m going to say in the caucus,” the speaker responded at her weekly news conference on Thursday when asked about the remark.
The day before, on Wednesday, Pelosi had delivered an impassioned pitch for unity, herself, during a closed-door caucus meeting, encouraging her colleagues to turn their ire on the Republican Senate majority leader instead of one another and seeking to defend moderate members of her caucus who are on the front lines of re-elections in places where Trump won or where Democrats have flipped long-held GOP seats.

According to Democrats in the meeting, Pelosi also urged members against tweets admonishing fellow Democratic members of Congress. Just one…



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