Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her squad. Lacy Clay is a member of the on Congressional Black Caucus and he called out the freshman representative for using the race card.
“Their ignorance is beyond belief,” Clay started.
“What a weak argument, because you can’t get your way and because you’re getting push-back you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable.” Clay said as The Hill reported.
“That’s unbelievable to me,” He continued. “I could care less. I could really care less. I agree with the Speaker. Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares.”
Rep. William Lacy Clay is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and is considered a centrist Democrat. The progressive group Justice Democrats has endorsed his primary challenger Cori Bush, and Clay took time to bash Justice Democrats as well.
“They’re missing the fact that we have a very thin margin of a majority that we’re operating under and apparently it doesn’t matter to Justice Democrats, they just want to get skins.” He said.
“They want to score points for whatever reason. But I find it juvenile, their tactics, I find their ignorance to be beyond belief about American history and about who are really segregationists.” Clay added.
“And so how dare they try to play the race card at this point, it shows you the weakness of their arguments.” He concluded.