Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOvernight Health Care — Presented by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing — FDA panel advises Moderna booster shot for high-risk people Ilhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' Biden's Red Queen justice: How he destroyed both the investigation and the reputation of border agents MORE (D-Mass.) lit into White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayEthics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act Biden administration competency doubts increase Cook Political Report shifts Virginia governor's race to 'toss-up' MORE on Tuesday after Conway took aim at the freshman Democrat for voting against a President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE-backed border aid bill.
“.@KellyannePolls oh hi Distraction Becky,” Pressley said in a tweet. “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.”
Her tweet came in response to a tweet Conway made in which she mocked a disagreement between House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Emanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing Fixing Congress requires fixing how it legislates MORE (D-Calif.), Pressley and other progressive Democrats over a border aid bill recently passed by Congress as a “major meow mashup.”
“Major Meow Mashup with @SpeakerPelosi brushing back anti-humanitarian border aid fresh-women @AOC @IlhanMN @AyannaPressley @RashidaTlaib,” Conway said in the tweet, which also linked to a writeup on comments she made in an interview with Fox News mocking the spat between the Democrats.
.@KellyannePolls 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. https://t.co/dS8saIssX8— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) July 9, 2019
“Those four female Democrats that Nancy Pelosi is brushing back, I think they are all freshman members,” Conway said in the interview.
“A major ‘meow moment’ — brushing back in a huge catfight, really ridiculing them — and they voted against the Democratic aid package,” she added.
The back-and-forth comes after Pelosi said in interview published over the weekend that Pressley and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezEmanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Democratic retirements could make a tough midterm year even worse MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Is Wall Street serving its own interests by supporting China's? Democrats step up pressure on Biden on student loan forgiveness MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibIlhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' Who's the boss? Pelosi's legacy sealed after kowtowing to 'the Squad' Democratic civil war hits new heights MORE (D-Mich.) "have their public whatever and their Twitter world" but "didn’t have any following."
"They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got," Pelosi added, referring to the four lawmakers' decision not to support a House-passed spending measure that sought help migrants at the border.
In an interview with the Boston NPR affiliate WGBH that aired on Monday, Pressley said she voted to oppose the measure over what she felt was a lack of accountability for the Border Patrol.
"I sat at the table and worked to improve that House bill to get in protections that were not there around health standards, and to offer some metrics of transparency and accountability," she said.