GOP Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawPopulation shifts set up huge House battleground Liberal think tank: GOP paid parental leave proposals are too narrow Racial politics roil Democratic Party MORE (Texas) tweeted Thursday about the ongoing spat among House Democrats, telling Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump telling aides to look at potential spending cuts if he wins reelection: report Budget talks between White House, Pelosi spill into weekend Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony MORE (D-Calif.) that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMichelle Obama weighs in on Trump, 'Squad' feud: 'Not my America or your America. It's our America' Trump steps up attacks on 'Squad' Trump says he doesn't care if attacks on 'Squad' hurt him politically 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 OmarBiden compares Trump to George Wallace Padma Lakshmi on Trump's handling of 'send her back' chant: 'It's Charlottesville 2.0' Trump defends response to rally chant: I did not 'lead people on' MORE (Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden compares Trump to George Wallace Padma Lakshmi on Trump's handling of 'send her back' chant: 'It's Charlottesville 2.0' Trump defends response to rally chant: I did not 'lead people on' MORE (Mich.) Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyBiden compares Trump to George Wallace Padma Lakshmi on Trump's handling of 'send her back' chant: 'It's Charlottesville 2.0' Trump defends response to rally chant: I did not 'lead people on' 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.