Rep. Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalActivist: Exclusion of domestic workers from federal labor laws 'a legacy of slavery' How Trump suddenly brought Democrats together on a resolution condemning him House votes against striking Pelosi remarks from record MORE (D-Wash.) said she plans to confront Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Will Trump's racist tweets backfire? Al Green: 'We have the opportunity to punish' Trump with impeachment vote MORE (D-Calif.) about her ongoing clash with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOmar responds to 'send her back' chant with Maya Angelou quote Trump blasts minority Democrats, rally crowd chants 'send her back' Trump refers to Ocasio-Cortez as just 'Cortez' because it 'takes too much time' to say full name MORE (D-N.Y.) and how the disagreement “diminishes progressive power.”

“I don’t think the Speaker is used to having a group of members who has bigger Twitter followings than her. I don’t think most of us are,” Jayapal, co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said Thursday, according to Politico.

“God, it totally resonates with me, absolutely,” Jayapal continued. “We women of color have faced this for such a long time.” 

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The disagreement erupted Wednesday when Ocasio-Cortez accused Pelosi of specifically targeting freshman lawmakers who are women of color in an interview with The Washington Post. She called Pelosi’s comments “outright disrespectful.” 

“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. 

On Wednesday, Pelosi called out Democratic lawmakers at a closed-door meeting for attacking each other over policy debates and not keeping their staff in line. The comment may have been directed at Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, according to Politico, who has tweeted criticism of Pelosi and moderate Democrats.

He called “the New Democrats” and the “Blue Dog Caucus” the “New Southern Democrats,” on Twitter.

“They certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did the 40s,” he tweeted, according to Politico.

Over the weekend, Pelosi also questioned the influence of the "Squad" in the House: Democratic Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBen Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist Trump thanks 'vicious young Socialist Congresswomen' for his poll numbers House expected to vote Wednesday on Green's impeachment effort MORE (Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBen Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist Trump thanks 'vicious young Socialist Congresswomen' for his poll numbers House expected to vote Wednesday on Green's impeachment effort MORE (Mich.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyBen Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist Trump thanks 'vicious young Socialist Congresswomen' for his poll numbers CNN's Cuomo spars with Kris Kobach over whether Trump's tweet was racist MORE (Mass.) and Ocasio-Cortez.

“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.”

Pelosi said she was done talking about the fight during a Thursday press conference, and Ocasio-Cortez told CNN she “absolutely” does not believe Pelosi is a racist.