AOC is upset that Nancy Pelosi wants her to do her job.
The civil war between the Democratic Partyâ€™s left flank and extreme left flank is heating up.
Days after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and trio of her freshmen colleaguesÂ â€”Â Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida TlaibÂ (D-Mich.),Â and Rep. Ayanna PressleyÂ (D-Mass.) â€” for focusing on Twitter and PR at the expense of legislation, AOC issued another broadside against Pelosi.Â
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi told the New York Timesâ€™Â Maureen DowdÂ published Saturday. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Today in an interview with WNYCâ€™s â€œNew Yorker Hour,â€ AOC accused Pelosi of intentionally saddling her with work to keep her out of the spotlight.
â€œI was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees,â€ AOC said. â€œSo my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if theyâ€™re trying to keep me busy.â€
The New York lawmaker had been describing why she declined Pelosiâ€™s offer to sit on a standing committee on climate change. AOC said she declined the Speakerâ€™s offer after she had refused AOCâ€™s demands for what the committee should do.Â
Asked about how the relationship with Pelosi is generally, AOC deadpanned: â€œI think sometimes people think that we have a relationship.â€
I’m not sure that AOC realizes her job is more than just photo ops and tweeting. Nancy Pelosi likely put you on these committees because that comes with being a Representative.
Does she want to have a voice or not?
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