House Democrats’ Twitter Account Pounces On AOC’s Chief Of Staff

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The Trump Administration's Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegati... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The Trump Administration's Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment." July 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. The hearing comes just ahead of a planned multiday Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrant families in several cities across the U.S. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 13, 2019 11:49 a.m.

The House Democrats’ Twitter account posted a screenshot of a tweet posted by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) chief of staff and accused the staffer of “singling out a Native American woman of color.”

In his tweet, Ocasio-Cortez staffer Saikat Chakrabarti called out Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) for her vote in support of $4.5 billion in funds for immigration agencies. Chakrabarti said Davids’ votes “enable a racist system.”

The tweet from the House Democrats’ official account further illustrates a growing rift between moderate Democrats and the progressive faction growing on the left flank of the party. Ocasio-Cortez and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have been at odds over a number of issues this week. Even President Trump stepped in to defend Pelosi on Friday.

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