Pressley Slams Conway For Mocking 'Catfight' Between Pelosi and Freshman Congresswomen: 'Keep My Name Out of Your Lying Mouth'

Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) fired back at Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday after the senior White House official called a public disagreement between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four progressive Democrats a "catfight."

In an interview with Fox News this week, Conway mocked Pelosi's public spat with Pressley and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over border aid spending.

"Those four female Democrats that Nancy Pelosi is brushing back, I think they are all freshman members," the White House adviser said. "A major 'meow moment' — brushing back in a huge catfight, really ridiculing them — and they voted against the Democratic aid package."

After the interview, Conway continued to mock the Democrats' disagreement on Twitter by doubling down on her comparison of the incident to a catfight.

"Major Meow Mashup with @SpeakerPelosi brushing back anti-humanitarian border aid fresh-women @AOC @IlhanMN @AyannaPressley @RashidaTlaib," Conway tweeted on Tuesday, alongside a link to a Politico report titled "Kellyanne Conway mocks 'catfight' between Pelosi and freshman congresswomen."

In response, Pressley tweeted: "@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."

.@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.

— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) July 9, 2019

The rift between Pelosi and the four House Democrats, collectively referred to by some as "the squad," began late last month after Ocasio-Cortez publicly opposed the Speaker's decision to approve a Senate-passed border funding bill without first trying to make changes.

"Under no circumstances should the House vote for a McConnell-only bill w/ no negotiation with Democrats. Hell no," the 29-year-old congresswoman tweeted about the Senate version of the bill, which will provide $4.6 billion in funding for operations at the southern border, but without aspects many House Democrats had hoped to include. "That's an abdication of power we should refuse to accept. They will keep hurting kids if we do."

Pelosi rebuked the four freshman congresswomen in an interview with the New York Times, published Saturday, after they voted against the House's version of the spending package to address issues at the southern U.S.-Mexico border, which passed on a 230-195 vote. Later, the House moved to approve the Senate's version of the border funding bill.

"All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi said, referring to the four freshman lawmakers. "But they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got."

The Speaker also expressed her feelings that the squad made themselves "irrelevant" by voting against the House version of the bill.

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U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) speaks at the End Gun Violence Together Rally hosted by TOMS at Union Market Dock 5 on February 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pressley on Tuesday hit back at Kellyanne Conway for mocking the "Squad's" disagreement with Nancy Pelosi over border aid spending. Paul Morigi/Getty