Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyPelosi takes hearth from progressives over border Progressive group fundraising off Pelosi’s criticism of Ocasio-Cortez Ocasio-Cortez pushes again on allegations she insulted Pelosi MORE responded Monday night to Home Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGraham open to investigating Acosta-Epstein plea deal Do not dismiss Tom Steyer: He is essentially the most media-savvy candidate going Klobuchar says Acosta ought to step down over Epstein case MORE’s (D-Calif.) remarks about her and three different freshman Democrats’ votes towards a President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham open to investigating Acosta-Epstein plea deal Sustaining progress with Mexico on migration Authorities to challenge licenses for enterprise with Huawei MORE-backed border help invoice.
“This is a matter of consequence to the nation and [the 7th Congressional District], particularly, which is 40 % immigrant,” Pressley advised the Boston NPR affiliate WGBH on its program “Higher Boston.”
In an interview with The New York Instances revealed over the weekend, Pelosi had stated Pressley — in addition to Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders, Ocasio-Cortez to introduce measure to declare local weather change an official emergency: report Ocasio-Cortez greets enthusiastic crowd at NYC drag present: ‘You might be accepted’ Pelosi cites ‘crucial’ new legal guidelines to deal with border disaster MORE (N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarPelosi takes hearth from progressives over border Progressive group fundraising off Pelosi’s criticism of Ocasio-Cortez Ocasio-Cortez pushes again on allegations she insulted Pelosi MORE (Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibPelosi takes hearth from progressives over border Progressive group fundraising off Pelosi’s criticism of Ocasio-Cortez Ocasio-Cortez pushes again on allegations she insulted Pelosi MORE (Mich.) — “have their public no matter and their Twitter world. … However they didn’t have any following. They’re 4 folks and that’s what number of votes they acquired.”
“I don’t imagine that that advances the trigger, or helps our get together, or strengthens the get together going into 2020,” Pressley stated.
“I sat on the desk and labored to enhance that Home invoice to get in protections that weren’t there round well being requirements, and to supply some metrics of transparency and accountability,” she added, saying she finally voted towards it as a consequence of what she felt was a scarcity of accountability measures for the Border Patrol.
Pressley appeared on the present with Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) after they each visited migrant detention amenities in El Paso and Clint, Texas, final week. Pressley and Kennedy each stated they witnessed unprofessional habits from Border Patrol on the go to.
Pressley advised WGBH ladies within the facility advised them they’d been housed in out of doors tents however abruptly moved indoors earlier than the congressional delegation arrived, with some ladies saying they didn’t know the place their youngsters had been.
“It was clear that this can be a tradition that’s corrupt, that’s chaotic, that’s callous,” she added, saying the immigration system was not “damaged, nevertheless it’s truly doing what it was designed to do. That is concerning the criminalizing of people who find themselves in search of asylum.”