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.
Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color?
Her name is Congresswoman Davids, not Sharice.
She is a phenomenal new member who flipped a red seat blue.
— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) July 13, 2019
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