“This term, there are legitimate white supremacist sympathizers that sit at the heart and at the core of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives, and when you see someone like the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of the Republican Party respond to white supremacist vitriol coming with his own members not with censure like they did with Representative Steve King of Iowa, not with being stripped of committees, not with any consequence, you have to wonder who actually has that power,” Ocasio-Cortez said on MSNBC late Wednesday.

“And it increasingly seems, unfortunately, that, in the House Republican caucus, Kevin McCarthy answers to these QAnon members of Congress, not the other way around, and that is something that frankly needs to be said,” she continued, referring to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).