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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:32 PM

Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids, thrust into Pelosi and AOC fight, downplays controversy

Source: The Kansas City Star

WASHINGTON
Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids has carefully avoided engaging in the daily controversies in Congress during her first seven months in office, preferring instead to talk about the future of Highway 69, aviation regulations and funding for flood safety.

A freshman who flipped a suburban Kansas City seat with a double digit victory last fall, Davids succeeded in navigating around the conflicts on Capitol Hill until this past weekend, when she was thrust into the center of a social media fight between her party's progressive wing and Democratic leaders.

The internecine war, brewing for months, broke out more than a week ago when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, made dismissive comments about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and other outspoken progressive freshmen, known on Capitol Hill as "The Squad," in an interview with The New York Times.



Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article232680322.html



Great video of her at the link. She pretty much brushed off the nasty comments about her by Saikat Chakrabarti, AOC's Chief of Staff.

She's above all that, she just plugs away doing the job she was elected to do in a highly professional manner.

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Reply Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids, thrust into Pelosi and AOC fight, downplays controversy (Original post)
George II Jul 15 OP
Tiggeroshii Jul 15 #1
onetexan Jul 15 #14
Tiggeroshii Jul 15 #16
elleng Jul 15 #2
5starlib Jul 15 #3
JI7 Jul 17 #20
Progressive dog Jul 15 #4
Progressive83 Jul 15 #5
msongs Jul 15 #6
murielm99 Jul 15 #7
George II Jul 15 #9
JI7 Jul 15 #8
beachbum bob Jul 15 #10
George II Jul 15 #11
beachbum bob Jul 15 #12
George II Jul 15 #13
mcar Jul 15 #15
Gothmog Jul 15 #17
aka-chmeee Jul 16 #18
George II Jul 16 #19

Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:37 PM

1. AOC probably needs a new chief of staff soon.

He says a lot of dumb crap.

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Response to Tiggeroshii (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:47 PM

14. agree, and she should have come out in front early on and apologized, even if he won't

AOC should have dismissed him right away. It was highly inappropriate and reflects on her if she can't contain her people.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:51 PM

16. All things considered she is a great rep, and surely he contributes to that

But if he keeps saying stupid stuff, there is no way that can keep being tolerated.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:38 PM

2. Being in Kansas, I guess she's doing what she HAS to do, to stay alive.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 04:39 PM

3. It's Dems like Davids is the reason why we have a Dem majority

Flipping districts from red to blue. We all need to remember this.

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Response to 5starlib (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 08:35 PM

20. right, and how we will win in 2020

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:11 PM

4. The vast majority of the Democrats

in Congress chose Nancy Pelosi as speaker. She doesn't have to let a small group tell her what to do.
I don't see a lot of difference between those who put children in cages and keep them hungry and those who want to hold them there until they get their way. Rep. Sharice Davids has the right attitude.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:12 PM

5. I usually agree with AOC, but you gotta learn pick your battles

I'm ok with pushing against leadership. Having your chief of staff going after individual members isn't a good look

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:19 PM

6. she is not an attention seeker who thinks me me me. nt

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:20 PM

7. Lauren Underwood isn't doing any of that

daily controversy stuff either. She flipped a seat. Her seat was held by Hastert at one time.

She just shows up and does her work. Her offices are open, too.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:40 PM

9. Nor Lucy McBath, who flipped a seat once occupied by the salamander, Newt Gingrich.....

Nor Jahana Hayes
Nor Deb Haaland
Nor Veronica Escobar
Nor Xochitl Liana Torres
Nor Sylvia Garcia

all of whom are freshmen women of color. They all follow the Bill Belichick motto (I know people here don't like him) of "Do your job!"

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 05:28 PM

8. very classy

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:19 PM

10. Davids won in Kansas because she is a centrist...AOC type has zero chance

 

In states like Kansas and why we are a big tent party.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:34 PM

11. She went out to Kansas with BS and Chakrabarti to campaign AGAINST Davids....

....and for a white male (surprised?) which resulted in this "uh oh" -

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Response to George II (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:37 PM

12. Kansas had enough of brownbeck and Republican voters gave Davids

 

the win.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:43 PM

13. Whoever voted for her, we now have a Democratic Representative in Kansas, Welder would have lost.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:49 PM

15. She's got class

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Response to George II (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 10:54 PM

17. I really like Congresswoman Davids

She is a hard working Congressperson

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 03:55 PM

18. Would not exchange Ms. Davids for any of "the squad"

She acts like she wants to be a serious member of congress rather than a reality show star.

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Response to aka-chmeee (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 03:56 PM

19. Bazinga!

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