Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:49 PM

OCrazys COS accuses black Dem of being pro-segregationist.

Crazy refuses to pick up phone.

“Instead of 'fiscally conservative but socially liberal,' let's call the New Democrats and Blue Dog Caucus the 'New Southern Democrats.' They certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did the 40s,” Chakrabarti wrote in the tweet.

Ocasio-Cortez declined to comment on her chief’s contentious tweets on the issue on Thursday, ignoring questions about whether she had plans to take any disciplinary action — as some other Democrats have called for.

“I’m offering three amendments today, I have not been paying attention to this. No one has told me anything personally, so I don’t really have a comment,” Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview.

Rep. Terri Sewell, a vice chair of the New Democrats, has reached out to Ocasio-Cortez several times to discuss Chakrabarti's controversial tweets but has not heard back, according to an account relayed by Rep. Derek Kilmer during a meeting in Pelosi's office on Wednesday.

Kilmer, who is chairman of the New Dems, recounted the story during Pelosi's weekly meeting with leaders of the various Democratic interest groups within the caucus, according to two sources with knowledge of the exchange.

Sewell, who is African American, represents Birmingham, Ala., a city with a lengthy and at times horrific civil rights legacy. On Thursday, she released a statement strongly criticizing the comparison of New Dems to pro-segregationists.


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