House votes to limit Trump's Iran war powers

Cheryl Sanders
July 13, 2019

Trump noted that, contrary to Ocasio-Cortez's apparent suggestion, Pelosi "is not a racist". Ana Kasparian, Aida Rodriguez, and Francesca Fiorentini, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

The House Friday voted to block President Donald Trump from waging war against Iran without congressional authorization.

Congressional flamethrower and avowed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Thursday abruptly backed away from her insinuation that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a racist.

In response, another Demo person of more color, Rep. William Lacy Clay of Missouri, fired back at AOC, saying it was asinine for Ocasio-Cortez and her "squad" to accuse Pelosi of racism.

Departing the White House, Trump told reporters without evidence that Ocasio-Cortez' account of women being told to drink from a toilet was "a phony story she made it up".

"I'll tell you something about Nancy Pelosi that you know better than I do, she is not a racist, okay?"

Although Trump called Ocasio-Cortez's words to Pelosi "very disrespectful", respect is not how one would classify the president's typical way of speaking about the Democratic leader.

Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, referred to moderate Democratic groups in a tweet last month as "New Southern Democrats" who are "hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the '40s". "Diversity is our strength, unity is our power". Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ayanna Pressley of MA don't have power.

"But the persistent singling out ... it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful ... the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color", she added. "I don't think that Nancy can let that go on". She regretted that Ocasio-Cortez was airing her grievances on Twitter instead of meeting with her face-to-face. You come and talk to me about it, " she continued, according to two people present for the remarks.

"I was not surprised by what I saw", Pence said.

It began with Chakrabarti tweeting his displeasure with House Democrats voting for the Senate's bipartisan emergency border aid package that progressives opposed for not including humanitarian protections for migrants. "Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares". "It's something that I don't think we've ever seen, at least in modern times, being played out in front of us with the divisions that exist within their party".

The Democratic-led House Oversight Committee report comes ahead of a hearing on child separations that will include testimony from Reps.

"You got a complaint?" "But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just OK".

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