House Democratic leaders urged rank-and-file lawmakers against an intraparty war, especially on Twitter, apparently aiming their advice at the ultra-progressive freshman wing led by Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, D-New York.
“As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency,” Pelosi told the caucus during a closed-door meeting on Wednesday, according to a source. “That civility is something that this caucus should be leading the way on.”
Pelosi added a stern warning: “So, again, you got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just OK.”
Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told the caucus Wednesday that they needed to remain unified, even if they do not agree every bill that comes up for a vote.
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