Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., Added to the growing Democratic criticism of Deputy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DNY Yorker and her "troupe" of newcomers due to their race.
When Clay spoke nicely to Fox News on Thursday, he pounded Ocasio-Cortez's suggestion.
"It was such a weak argument to say that it was selected and" The speaker has selected four colored women, "he said.
" It tells you how little American history knows what we mean are democratic caucus.
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"It's so inappropriate, so inappropriate, it does not help with unity, it was unfair to Speaker Pelosi."
Clay went on his broadside and said that the Commentary revealed how much Ocasio-Cortez and representatives. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. And Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. Must learn when it comes to being "effective lawmakers".
"It will take a maturing process for these newcomers to learn to be effective lawmakers," he said.
"This shows that they are not sensitized to racism, but resorting to this is a weak argument, it has no place in a civil discussion."
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"It shows that they have no sensitivity to other members of our caucus, some come from red neighborhoods and those are the ones who gave us the majority, we need them all," he said.
His remarks followed a feud between Pelosi and young congressional women like Ocasio-Cortez, which included racist criticism.
Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, was previously compared to moderate Democrats as racists ̵
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"You have a complaint, you come and talk to me about it, but do not tweet about it our members and expect us to think that this is okay, "she said. On the same day of this caucus meeting, Ocasio-Cortez called Pelosi for what she sees as the speaker she and others are constantly targeting Freshmen Lawmakers of Color.
"Your ignorance is incredible," Clay also said when, according to The Hill, he was in the lobby of the speaker.
Clay was not the only one who attacked Ocasio. Cortez on Thursday. "The View" host Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg criticized the decision of her and others to attack Democrats like Pelosi. "I think this is more BS," Goldberg said about Ocasio-Cortez's comments on the race.
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Pelosi refused to comment on the feud during her weekly press conference.
"I have said what I will say … what I said in t The caucus yesterday had an overwhelming response from my members.
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"Because they know what the facts are and what we respond to, we respect the value of each member of our caucus, the diversity of everything is a wonderful thing, diversity is our strength, unity is our strength."  Alex Pappas of Fox News has contributed to this report.