Nancy Pelosi publicly feuding with fellow Democrats

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Nancy Pelosi publicly feuding with fellow Democrats
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Nancy Pelosi publicly feuding with fellow Democrats
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Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is currently engaged in a very public dispute with some of the more progressive members of her party. In a New York Times interview published over the weekend, Pelosi suggested that the behavior of freshman Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley isn’t helping the Democratic Party. The four members of congress were the only ones to vote against a recent bipartisan measure to fund overwhelmed border detainment facilities.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi told the New York Times. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

Pelosi continued to criticize the freshman congresswomen from her party, suggesting they don’t understand the difference between gaining Twitter followers and winning elections. “As I say to these people, come to my basement. I have these signs about single-payer from 30 years ago. I understand what they’re saying. But we have a responsibility to get something done, which is different from advocacy. We have to have a solution, not just a Twitter fight,” She said to the New York Times reporter.

This is not the first time Pelosi has targeted Ocasio-Cortez and her allies in Congress. In April, Pelosi referred to Ocasio-Cortez’s comrades on Capital Hill as “like five people.” She went on to say that a “glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to its name in those districts.”

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Pelosi’s comments in a series of tweets on Saturday evening. “That public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “I find it strange when members act as though social media isn’t important… Yet we’d rather campaign like it’s 2008.”

The freshman Congresswoman saved her harshest tweet for last, accusing Pelosi of “blindly” trusting the Trump administration. Ocasio-Cortez then suggested the Speaker of the House would be at least partially blame for the death of more children at the border. Those comments are unlikely to sit well with Speaker Pelosi.

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