By The Blaze. House Speaker took a jab at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her popularity on social media and elsewhere in an interview published Monday.
The powerful Democratic leader mocked the upstart Socialist Democrat by making reference to her social media following, which is expansive.
“While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers,” Pelosi said to USA Today, “what’s important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House.” (Read more from “Nancy Pelosi Takes a Shot at Ocasio-Cortez — Here’s What She Said” HERE)
Nancy Pelosi on Dems, Trump Administration
By USA Today. Democrats in competitive districts run as far as they can from the socialist label. They want to focus on what they campaigned on: lowering health care costs, bolstering infrastructure and spurring jobs growth. They are willing to work with Republicans. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., who co-chairs the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, said that in divided government, “the key is actually moving the ball forward, which requires us working with both sides.”
Pelosi is trying to bridge those viewpoints. In a nod to each wing of the party, she said Democrats should fight for the “boldest common denominator.”
“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 almost 4 million followers on Twitter.
When USA TODAY asked how more liberal members responded when she told them they needed legislation that could pass, she responded, “They’re fine.” (Read more from “Nancy Pelosi on Dems, Trump Administration” HERE)