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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s race record on “The Breakfast Club” radio show Friday morning.
“I’ve known [Pelosi] and worked with her for years. I’ve known her to be very respectful of women of color and very supportive of them,” Harris told the hosts of the show.
California - Senator - Comments - Aftermath - Feud
The California senator’s comments come in the aftermath of a feud between Pelosi and freshman Democratic New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Speaker - New - York - Times - June
The speaker told The New York Times June 6 that the four new Democratic members of the House — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Ocasio-Coretz — “have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” but “they’re four people, and “that’s how many votes they got” after the four representatives voted against emergency funding for the border.
Ocasio-Cortez then accused Pelosi of targeting women of color in an interview with The Washington Post Wednesday: “But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
Pelosi - Regrets - Comments - Ocasio-Cortez - People
When Pelosi was asked if she had any regrets for her comments regarding Ocasio-Cortez, she said, “No, I do not. Four people voted for the bill. That’s what I said. And no other people followed. I have...
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