A conservative commentator scolded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday for insulting Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) instead of gaining from the veteran political leader, but the freshman congresswoman is pushing back, promising on social networks not to let “everyday individuals be dismissed” by those in power.
“‘ 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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Monday. “Having regard for ourselves does not mean we do not have respect for her.”
” It means we will not let everyday people be dismissed,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
” A glass of water might’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 respect for ourselves doesn’t indicate we do not have respect for her.
It indicates we will not let everyday people be dismissed. https://t.co/VMRkcd8xlL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez was reacting to a tweet highlightingWashington InspectorDeputy Editor Jay Caruso’s commentary, in which he encouraged versus Ocasio-Cortez’s “casual termination” of Pelosi’s achievements.
Ocasio-Cortez is part and parcel of a newly found stock of elected authorities over the last 8 to 10 years who believe “fighting” is the same as getting something done. It’s not difficult to forget Texas Senator Ted Cruz basing on the Senate flooring in 2013 and arguing, “We can defund Obamacare if we stand on concept!” In the real world, it required enough votes and a president happy to sign the legislation. Cruz had neither.
Ocasio-Cortez is much in the same circumstance. She can talk all she wants about how the detention centers are akin to “concentration camps” and send tweets with #AbolishICE hashtags, but at the end of the day, what does any of that achieve? Is she so ignorant to believe anybody outside her orbit would seriously amuse the idea of eliminating Migration and Customs Enforcement?
So, while Ocasio-Cortez continues to tweet and her soundbites continue to make cable television news, Speaker Pelosi is going about her method and doing genuine work. Rather of casual dismissal, Ocasio-Cortez might instead attempt to learn a thing or more from somebody serving their second stint as Speaker of the House.
The stress between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez is part of an ongoing back and forth between the House leader and a group of new leftist House members, consisting of Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
All 4 voted versus a $4.6 billion Senate-passed variation of a humanitarian border financing costs, which Pelosi brought to the flooring for a vote without modifications.
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