Pressley Says POC Congress Members Ought to Symbolize These Who Look Like Them


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Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley was livid on the tweets from President Donald Trump that instructed progressive congresswomen to return to the place they got here from.

She and her squad of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have {called} the president racist for it.

They’ve been joined by their associates on CNN, MSNBC, The New York Occasions and others who’ve additionally accused the president of being a racist.

However it doesn’t take a lot analysis to see the racism of those congresswomen. And Rep. Pressley is on the prime of the checklist.

She was on the Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend when she made what might be her most racist assertion.

And probably the most shocking a part of her racist feedback was that they gave the impression to be directed on the Congressional Black Caucus and its members.

“We don’t want black faces that don’t need to be a black voice,” the congresswoman stated. “We don’t want Muslims that don’t need to be a Muslim voice. “

We don’t want queers that don’t need to be a queer voice. In case you’re frightened about being marginalized and stereotyped, please don’t even present up as a result of we’d like you to characterize that voice,” she stated.

Is Pressley racist?

In different phrases what she stated was characterize the folks that appear like you or who share issues in frequent with you and overlook everybody else.

Many thought that feedback had been directed on the CBC because the CBC has criticized the Justice Democrats, the group that backs the squad.

They consider that the Justice Democrats try to major too many Democrats, together with many who’re minorities.

However Rep. Pressley has stated that she was not speaking about them, regardless of how a lot it appeared that’s what she was doing.

“That is utterly false. I used to be chatting with the collective influence of lifting up one’s lived expertise, *no matter* that’s, no matter your life stroll. I used to be encouraging *everybody* to lean-in on & not run away fr lifting  their distinctive lived experiences when within the corridors of energy,” she stated.

“I respect, govern, fellowship & lead with @TheBlackCaucus colleagues every day & @RepBarbaraLee was within the viewers!” she stated.

“In my riff, I cited #ladies #queer #disabled #black #brown et al I used to be empowering these in attendance that their voices matter & belong in every single place,” she stated.

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