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Fellow Democrats: Ground Thursday and Minority Lawmakers

fellow democrats: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claiming the speaker has been disrespectful to several minority lawmakers, saying she has the backing of her caucus and defending her handling of the rabble-rousing freshman 'squad' that Ocasio-Cortez leads, according to Rabble. Notably, Pelosi all but confirmed that a warning she delivered to rank-and-file lawmakers a day earlier about using social media for attacks on fellow Democrats was prompted by Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stood her ground Thursday in response to New York Democratic Rep. Asked about her ongoing spat with the New York lawmaker, Pelosi acknowledged how she recently addressed -- at the request of my members -- an offensive tweet that came out of one of the member's offices that compared centrist Democrats to segregationists. Our members took offense at that, Pelosi said, claiming her comments received a positive response. That tweet was authored and then deleted by Ocasio-Cortez' chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti. ( As reported in the news.