WASHINGTON — Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) pushed back against the notion that there is tension between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the group of progressive freshman congresswomen.
Referring to the humanitarian package Congress passed to address the border crisis, Pelosi recently told the New York Times that “all of these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Reacting to Pelosi’s statement, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said the speaker has been “singling out” freshman members who are “women of color.”
Pressley was asked how she plans to work with the speaker if she continues “singling out” the freshman lawmakers.
“My colleagues, my caucus, my speaker and I get along just fine. We are focused on the work that we were sent here to do,” Pressley said on Wednesday. “This is much ado about nothing and I would like for us to do a better job at reporting on the real injustices in the world and not palace intrigue.”