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AOC Denies 'Fundamental Fracture' Between Squad, Pelosi

By    |   Wednesday, 17 July 2019 11:19 AM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denied in an interview airing Wednesday that there is a "fundamental fracture" going on between herself and three other liberal freshman lawmakers with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 

“Just as there were members of Congress that did not vote for the speaker on the House floor the day of our swearing-in, just as there are members who challenge her conclusions, who disagree with her," the New York Democrat told "CBS This Morning"  anchor Gayle King. "So do we, from time to time, but that does not mean there is a fundamental fracture or a dehumanizing going on within our caucus."

Ocasio-Cortez was interviewed Tuesday along with Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley just before Democrats voted for a resolution denouncing President Donald Trump for telling them in a series of weekend tweets that they should return to their home countries. Omar was born in Somalia and is a naturalized citizen, while the remaining three were born in the United States. 

Omar, D-Minn., agreed that she doesn't "feel a fracture" in the party.

Earlier this month Ocasio-Cortez said she thought Pelosi's comments about her and the other three felt like they were being singled out as "newly elected women of color."

But in the interview, she said she wanted to clear that comment, insisting she didn't say Pelosi was prejudiced against of women of color, but she did find some of her comments "disrespectful."

"That doesn’t mean that we fundamentally disagree or fundamentally disrespect each other’s position and power and ability to be here, and that’s what makes us united as a caucus," said Ocasio-Cortez. 

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez denied in an interview airing Wednesday that there is a "fundamental fracture" going on between herself and three other liberal freshman lawmakers with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 
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