Amid an ongoing clash between House Speaker (D-Calif.) and Rep. (D-N.Y.), the House Democratic Caucus chided the freshman congresswoman’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, on Friday.
The caucus’ criticism of Chakrabarti centered on comments he made about Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) last month. In an exchange with a Twitter user, Chakrabarti charged that Davids was among a group of voting “as a block .”
At that time, Davids had just a bill for emergency federal appropriations for both humanitarian aid and security at the U.S.-Mexico border, meaning President ’s wall. The only Democrats who voted against the House version of the bill were Ocasio-Cortez and her so-called squad of congressional newcomers: Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).