Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) added to the mounting Democrat criticism of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her chief of staff, saying that they are ignorant beyond belief. Hey, look who finally caught on! But, of course, they are a day late and a dollar short. After covering for the antisemitic remarks made by the four new freshmen, they have already surrendered their credibility. Clay, who is Black, says that it is ridiculous to label Nancy Pelosi as a racist. More than that, it’s ignorant. Meanwhile, Republicans are sitting back and watching their civil war with delight.
Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., added to the mounting Democratic criticism of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slamming her “inappropriate” suggestion that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is singling out the New Yorker and her “squad” of fellow freshman because of their race.
Speaking to Fox News on Thursday night, Clay hammered Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion.
Clay continued his broadside, saying the comment exposed how much Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., have to learn when it comes to being “effective legislators.”
“It’s going to take a process of maturing for those freshman members. They will have to learn to be effective legislators,” he said.
“It shows their lack of sensitivity to racism. To fall back on that (trope) is a weak argument. It has no place in a civil discussion.”
This is precisely what the Democrats have pulled on Republicans for decades. It’s really fun to see the race card played against them on a regular basis by the four freshmen.