GOP Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawGun control group plans to spend million in Texas in 2020 Overnight Energy: Green groups to sue over Trump rollback of Obama water rules | GOP climate plan faces pushback from right | Bezos launches B climate initiative GOP climate plan faces pushback — from Republicans MORE (Texas) tweeted Thursday about the ongoing spat among House Democrats, telling Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump's Intel moves spark Democratic fury Buttigieg sounds alarm after Sanders wins Nevada Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill MORE (D-Calif.) that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez claps back after article on her dress: 'Sequins are a great accessory to universal healthcare' Democrats working to ensure Trump's second term Ocasio-Cortez announces slate of all-female congressional endorsements MORE’s (D-N.Y.) accusation that she repeatedly “singled out” women of color is the “true nature of identity politics.”

Ocasio-Cortez leveled the accusation in an interview with The Washington Post late Wednesday, saying that Pelosi’s criticism of herself and other progressive freshmen was “outright disrespectful.”

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“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told the newspaper.

“But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color,” she added. 

Earlier on Wednesday, Pelosi chided Democratic lawmakers at a closed-door meeting for attacking each other during policy debates. Over the weekend, Pelosi had questioned the influence of freshman Democratic Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarIlhan Omar accuses Meghan McCain of trafficking in 'anti-Muslim smears and hate speech' Sanders wins endorsement of top Muslim group Omar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat MORE (Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibSanders wins endorsement of top Muslim group Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms Omar endorses progressive Georgia Democrat running for House seat MORE (Mich.) Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThere's no such thing as a free bus Don't let 'welfare for all' advocates derail administration's food stamp program reforms Tlaib says she held Omar's hand during 'triggering' moments at Trump's State of the Union speech MORE (Mass.) and Ocasio-Cortez in the House.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi told The New York Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

Ocasio-Cortez clarified her comments Thursday, telling CNN that she “absolutely” does not believe Pelosi is racist. Pelosi said she was done talking about the fight with the freshmen women during a Thursday press conference.