The heated debate over a non-binding budget resolution in the Senate that morphed into claims of “white privilege” is, naturally, be interpreted different ways by the leadership of the Independent Democratic Conference and the mainline Democrats.

Earlier on Thursday, Sen. Marisol Alcantara of the IDC accused mainline lawmaker Sen. Mike Gianaris of exercising white privilege after he criticized the IDC, quoting a Daily News editorial that blasted the group for supporting Trump Republicans.

“Sen. Alcantara is very passionate,” said Sen. Jeff Klein, the IDC leader. “She takes her job and her community and her heritage very seriously. She’s a great member and I think she was set off by someone who I think was playing politics on the floor of the Senate, who was name calling instead of debating ideas and she responded in kind.”

Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said she was taken aback by the rhetoric.

“I think we were really all surprised by the tone and tenor,” she said, adding the conference was more concerned with getting their own budget resolution read into the record.

“There was no call for any accusations of racism or classism,” Stewart-Cousins added. “We’re not here doing that. We’re here really to take into consideration the needs of New Yorkers and pushing those needs forward.”

The exchange, if anything, showed the IDC-Democratic war is not abating anytime soon, despite last year’s efforts to bridge the divide between the two competing factions.