Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) implicated Speaker of your home Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of racism on Wednesday, informing theWashington Postthat Pelosi was guilty of “the explicit singling out of recently chosen women of color.”
Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez– also called “AOC”– have feuded since the “democratic socialist” newcomer upset incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a member of the celebration’s leadership group under Pelosi, in last year’s main race.
The most recent spat started on Saturday, when columnist Maureen Dowd of theNew York City Timesreported that Pelosi had actually disparaged AOC and her allies on the left (original links):
I asked Pelosi whether, after being the topic of a lot of you-go-girl memes for actually clapping back at Trump, it was jarring to get a bad heading like the one in HuffPost that day– “What The Hell Is Nancy Pelosi Doing?” The short article described the outrage of the Team, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts are understood.
Pelosi feels that the four made themselves unimportant to the process by voting against “our costs,” as she put it, which she felt was the strongest one she could get. “All these individuals have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she stated. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re 4 people and that’s the number of votes they got.”
AOC reacted on Twitter by calling out Pelosi for her previous efforts to disparage the celebration’s “democratic socialist” wing:
” A glass of water could’ve [beat a 20-yr incumbt]”
” The Green Dream or whatever”
” Their public whatever”
Those aren’t quotes from me; they’re from the Speaker. Having regard for ourselves doesn’t mean we do not have regard for her.
It suggests we will not let daily people be dismissed. https://t.co/VMRkcd8xlL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2019
On Wednesday, Pelosi held a meeting with her caucus in which she supposedly insisted on party unity, and discouraged House members from tweeting criticisms of each other or the management.
Asked by reporters whether she regretted criticizing AOC in public, Pelosi said: “Regrets is [sic] not what I do.”
Ocasio-Cortez did not tweet. But she did talk with theWashington Post, the paper of record in the capital city:
” When these remarks initially started, I type 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,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post. “But the persistent singling out. it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful. the explicit singling out of recently elected females of color.”
ThePostnoted that although Pelosi had presented with AOC and other “Justice Democrats” on the cover ofRolling Stonepreviously this year, the two have actually not spoken “one-on-one” since February.
Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Jahana Hayes appear on our #WomenShapingtheFuture cover. We spoke to them about Trump, how women are altering Congress, the state of our nation and more https://t.co/b2Wty5titb pic.twitter.com/6HLM75 fn7b
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) February 27, 2019
Pelosi was apparently disturbed that Ocasio-Cortez had decreased to serve on a choose committee on climate change, choosing to release her own “Green New Deal.”
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He earned an A.B. in Social Studies and Environmental Science and Public Law from Harvard. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is likewise the co-author ofHow Trump Won: The Information of a Transformation, which is offered from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.