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Pelosi Takes a Not-So-Subtle Swing at AOC & Progressive Dems

“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..."

By NTK Staff | 04.08.2019 @11:15am
Pelosi Takes a Not-So-Subtle Swing at AOC & Progressive Dems

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took a not-so-subtle shot at freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during an interview with USA Today that was published on Monday.

Pelosi was discussing with USA Today why the House hadn’t voted on some of the more progressive policy proposals like Ocasio-Cortez’s the Green New Deal and Medicare of All.

“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,” Pelosi said.

Ocasio-Cortez has close to 4 million followers on Twitter, while Pelosi has around 2.5 million followers herself.

Pelosi added that progressive members, like Ocasio-Cortez, who are pushing for these policies are “fine” with Pelosi’s decision not to bring them to the House floor for a vote.

“As I say to my own district, you go out and elect 218 people, just like San Francisco, then we can talk,” Pelosi said.

Later on in the interview, Pelosi took another swing at Ocasio-Cortez, calling the Green New Deal “a list of aspirations,” adding that she had no intention of bringing it to the House floor for a vote.

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