Tlaib says Dem leadership should do more to support Omar: 'They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse'

Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOcasio-Cortez under fire for concentration camp remarks Ocasio-Cortez under fire for concentration camp remarks Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data MORE (D-Mich.) expressed frustration over how Democratic leadership is handling criticism of Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez under fire for concentration camp remarks Ocasio-Cortez under fire for concentration camp remarks Omar blasts Trump's comment about accepting foreign campaign dirt as 'un-American' MORE (D-Minn.), saying the freshman congresswomen are "ignored" when they speak up about issues that are important to them.

"They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse," she tweeted Saturday. 

"However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored," she continued, quote-tweeting a California state legislative staffer who criticized "the attacks on @IlhanMN and subsequent lack of support from Democratic leadership."

A Democratic leadership aide told The Hill in a statement that there are six freshmen representatives elected to be representatives to the leadership, most of whom are people of color. 

The aide also noted that a record 18 freshmen are subcommittee chairs, ten of whom are women. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally MORE on Friday tweeted an edited video of Omar saying “some people did something” in reference to the 9/11 attacks with footage of the damaged World Trade Center and Pentagon. 

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slated to deliver remarks during panel hearing on poverty The DNC's climate problems run deep Cracks form in Democratic dam against impeachment MORE (D-Calif.) on Saturday condemned Trump's use of "the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack." 

Several Democrats who are running for the party's 2020 nomination have defended Omar

Omar in March said "some people did something" in reference to the 9/11 attacks while describing Muslims' loss of "access to our civil liberties" after the incident, which led to conservative criticism.

Omar pushed back and called the criticism "dangerous incitement."

Tlaib and Omar are the first Muslim women elected to Congress.