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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has lost control of Congressional Democrats.
She knows it. President Trump knows it. Americans know it.
Whenever she gets the chance now, Nancy takes a stab at Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY).
Now, Pelosi is making it clear that socialism is not exactly her cup of tea.
Speaker Pelosi: “I do reject socialism as an economic system. If people have that view, that’s their view. It is not the view of the Democratic Party.”
Time after time Pelosi has put AOC in her place, with this latest barb going for the jugular.
Nancy literally – literally – said, a “glass of water with a ‘D’ next to it” could win Ocasio-Cortez’s district.
Pelosi noted, “This is about winning. When we have to go into the districts we have to win, we have to cull that to what we have in common with those people.”
She added, “This glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to it in those districts. But that’s not where we have to win elections.”
Nancy Pelosi takes a big shot at AOC, says a “glass of water” with a “D” next to it “would win” in Ocasio-Cortez's district. pic.twitter.com/zjlGvvksT6
— Martin (@mrwalsh__) April 16, 2019
Pelosi broke dozens of hearts by mocking freshman Ocasio-Cortez on “60 Minutes” with host, Lesley Stahl.
It was blatant. It was obvious.
In other words, Nancy needs AOC to know who is boss.
Stahl: “So you are contending with a group in Congress: Over here on the left flank are these self-described socialists, on the right, these moderates. And you yourself said that you’re the only one who can unify everybody. And the question is can you?”
Pelosi: “By and large, whatever orientation they came to Congress with, they know that we have to hold the center. That we have to go down the mainstream.”
Stahl: “You have these wings– AOC, and her group on one side–.”
Pelosi: “That’s like five people.”
And boom goes the dynamite!
OUCH! Five whole people, huh?
You just know that has to hurt Ocasio-Cortez’s feelings.
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
Pelosi has already rained on Ocasio-Cortez’s parade when it comes to her “Green New Deal.” On Monday, she did it again.
AOC may have a large presence on Twitter, but Nancy couldn’t care less.
“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,” @SpeakerPelosi told me.
“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,” @SpeakerPelosi told me. https://t.co/RAY26MNOjC https://t.co/FOIGG9zXtA
— Eliza Collins (@elizacollins1) April 8, 2019
Even CNN took notice:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 8, 2019
Not subtle at all.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 8, 2019
This is fun. https://t.co/6qQeJSyldz
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) April 8, 2019
On Nancy’s opposition to the “Green New Deal”…
From Daily Wire:
Pelosi has been coy about her support for the GND (or lack thereof), calling the plan “enthusiastic” when it first debuted earlier in February, and has regularly distanced herself from Ocasio-Cortez — and she hasn’t tabled the Green New Deal for a vote, leaving it effectively dead as an answer to “climate change.”
This week, though, Pelosi unleashed her characteristic subtle criticism on Ocasio-Cortez and her partner in the Green New Deal, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), in an interview with a reporter from “Rolling Stone” magazine, who asked her why she had yet to allow House Democrats to dicuss the plan openly.
“The Green New Deal,” Pelosi said, goes “beyond our charge.” and “is not what we hope to achieve.”
This is not exactly the first time a member of AOC’s own party has told her to stop.
Not even close, actually.
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