Rep. Ayanna Pressley Tears Into Kellyanne “Distraction Becky” Conway
This weekend, an interview came out where Nancy Pelosi questioned the impact of four freshman Congresswomen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley were criticized by the Speaker of the House who felt their social media impact was bigger than their real life power.
Conservatives, including Kellyanne Conway, reveled in the fight between members of the Democratic party. Rep. Pressley (MA) furiously shot back at the Senior Counselor to Donald Trump, referring to her as “Distraction Becky.”
Conway first criticized Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers who had visited child detention camps on Tuesday. She told Fox News, “They preen around, going to these detention centers, going to these places and saying, ‘Oh my God, look what’s happening,’ and then they vote against $4.6 billion worth of aid including the Democratic package.”
Conway then took the opportunity to gloat about the fight between Pelosi and the other Democrats. She tweeted to a link about the spat, writing, “Major Meow Mashup with Speaker Pelosi brushing back anti-humanitarian border aid fresh-women Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib.”
Pressley wasted no time in responding to the criticism. She wrote to Conway, “oh hi Distraction Becky. Remember that time your boss tore babies from their mothers’ arms and threw them in cages? Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth.”
Conway has criticized the quartet of lawmakers for not supporting a recent humanitarian aid bill. Pressley explained earlier this week that she had voted against the humanitarian bill because it did not hold Border Patrol accountable.