House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Reportedly had a frank talk with the Democratic caucus on Wednesday and admonished members who considered using social media to criticize others in the party. ["Yougotacomplaint?YoucomeandtalktomeaboutitButdonottweetaboutourmembersandexpectustothinkthatisjustok"Pelosisaidaccordingtoasourceintheroom
Her comments came amid division regarding her party's decision to approve a massive, Republican-backed funding package to improve conditions at the border. [AccordingtoPoliticoaPelosispokesmansaidthecommentsdirectedatanyoneinparticularbutDemocratssuspectedshewasreferringtoRepMarkPocanD-WiswhocalledtheProblemSolversCaucus-agroupofmoderateDemocrats-the"ChildAbuseCaucus"
PELOSI SAYS SHE HAS 'NO REGRETS' ABOUT CALLING OUT FOUR PROGRESSIVE MEMBERS: 'NOT WHAT I DO'
"When did the Problem Solvers Caucus become the Child Abuse Caucus?" he tweeted just before the House voted on the funding measure.
Pelosi, during Wednesday's meeting, reportedly called for members to maintain "civility" and described the caucus as a "family."
"So we're a family and we have our moments and we like a kaleidoscope ̵
"But we are all in need of each other and we must never undermine the strength of anyone in our caucus." 19659003] Pelosi's comments followed days of press coverage surrounding her own very public disagreement with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and other freshman Democrats.
Like Pocan, Ocasio-Cortez complained on Twitter about the problem solvers Caucus, bemoaning their refusal to include accountability measures on funding for immigration enforcement.
"And to think this week the GOP & Dem" Problem Solvers Caucus' fought to eliminate ALL accountability amendments from funding, she said. "They just wrote a multi-billion dollar blank check for misconduct."
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Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to serve in Congress, regularly used social media to advance her message – as did her fellow freshmen reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
Those three, along with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Wrongly focused on that medium, Pelosi suggested in an interview published on Saturday. "All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi reportedly said, noting that they continued lacking actual votes in the House.