Things are getting heated…
During several latest interviews, Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) assaulted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, going so far as to say she thinks Pelosi is targeting her because Pelosi is racist.
“I think sometimes people think that we have a relationship,” Ocasio-Cortez told a reporter. “Not particularly.”
“The last time I kind of spoke to her one on one was when she asked me to join the Select Committee on Climate Change,” Ocasio-Cortez stated. “I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees. So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy.”
Ocasio-Cortez suggested that Pelosi was a racist: “When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood. But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
Ocasio-Cortez and the other three far-left freshmen House Democrats were constantly criticized by Pelosi, “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Pelosi echoed a comparable remark stating: “While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House.”
In an interview with CBS ‘ “60 Minutes”, Pelosi also mocked Ocasio-Cortez while rejecting the party’s far-left wing.
Can the Speaker of the House unify the Democratic party while getting pushback from the left and self-described democratic socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? https://t.co/f4VUYTYIdw pic.twitter.com/a9wOobPj5g
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) April 14, 2019