Various freshmen House Democrats are in a feud with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The congresswomen in question include Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib. Recently, Pelosi criticized the manner in which these caucus members handle themselves, especially via Twitter.
This is something which the congresswomen have taken issue with; last week, Ocasio-Cortez landed in hot water after branding Nancy Pelosi as a racist with issues towards “women of color.” Many Democrats who have known and worked with Pelosi for years rushed to the Speaker’s defense and slammed Ocasio-Cortez.
Next to respond to Pelosi is Omar who shared her thoughts with a progressive crowd on Saturday.
What Omar Thinks of Pelosi’s Criticism
While speaking to progressives, Omar stated that each individual has a “role.” The congresswoman also asserted that she and other members of the House don’t need to ask Pelosi’s “permission” in order to speak out or partake in political grandstanding. During these remarks, Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib flanked Omar.