House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi vehemently opposed President Trump's efforts to see the progressive "troop" of New York MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as her party's face after the fragile Caucus banded together, to condemn the president's racially accused tweets.
"With all due respect, do not let us waste our time on it," Pelosi said during a press conference in the Capitol when asked about the President's efforts to tie the Democrats to progressive lawmakers.
Referring to Trump, she said, "We are not letting him set our agenda. We set our own agenda. "
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In recent days, the President and the Republican National Committee have worked together to bring the entire Democratic Party to the new Progressive legislators Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass "go back" to the countries they came from (though all but Omar came from the US) and return then back to show everyone how to fix things.
Trump tweeted on Wednesday: "The & # 39; has moved the Democratic Party in essence LEFT and they are destroying the Democratic Party." Ronna McDaniel, chair of the RNC, referred to the legislature's leftist stance attentive to themes and tweeted: "Listen to what we hear from the troupe: It's the abolition of the ICE, it's called Nazi prosecution anti-American and anti-Semitic rhetoric."
During the press conference, Pelosi dismissed Trump's actions as
"You have to honor him, he is a great distractor, that's the point." Pelosi said, "So let's just move it to a better place: America."
She also quoted repeatedly the late Republican President Ronald Reagan when he condemned Trump for his comments.
"He vilifies all the newcomers who come to our country in complete opposition to the fine words of Ronald Reagan in the last speech he held as President of the United States outside the country," Pelosi said.
Last week, the four congress women had an ongoing public spit with Pelosi. which heated up after Ocasio-Cortez had hinted that the speaker "highlighted" them because they were "women of color". Pelosi previously rejected her vociferous opposition to the House's approval of border financing.
Their feud, however, seemed to have faded on Sunday after Trump targeted them on Twitter, and suggested they return to the countries they came from, despite three of the four congressional women born in the US and all of whom were US citizens.
Trump's tweets were formally sentenced on Tuesday by the democratically controlled House, resulting in 240-1
But while Trump's utterances Still dominating headlines, Pelosi and the progressive lawmakers are still working on their problems.
During a meeting with "CBS This Morning" host Gayle King on Tuesday, Tlaib sent a warning message to Pelosi: "Confirm the fact that we are women of color, so if you pick us out, be yourself and that "What are you aware of, especially because some of us are receiving death threats because some of us are being picked out because of our ackgrounds, because of our experiences and so on."
King contacted Ocasio-Cortez and asked if she was "interested in talking" with Pelosi, to which Ocasio-Cortez replied: "Absolutely". On Wednesday, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement that "they received a request from the Ocasio-Cortez's office for a one-on-one interview. We are working on … planning this meeting.
Pelosi also signaled during the press conference on Wednesday that she did not accept the renewed effort by Texas Rep. Al Green to launch a new offer to prosecute Trump for his comments. As for the progressive legislators, she suggests that she wants to make every effort to get out of the already established process on Capitol Hill.
"With all due respect to the world for him, we have six committees working to track the facts in terms of any abuse of power, any obstruction of the judiciary, and the rest that the president may have committed," she said. " That's the serious way we are. "
Fox News & # 39; Mike Emanuel and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.