Nancy Pelosi downplayed the importance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her far left cohorts after they voted ‘no’ on humanitarian aid for the border, once again highlighting the struggle among old school Democrats and the new left.

Sam Dorman reports at FOX News:

Pelosi on AOC, Omar, others: ‘These people have their public whatever and their Twitter world’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., again dismissed freshman like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., downplaying the amount of power they had amid a flurry of attention the media gave them.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said of Reps.Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.

Her comments came during a New York Times interview, published on Saturday after those four voted against a Republican measure funding humanitarian assistance at the border — something Pelosi eventually backed amid reports of poor conditions at migrant holding facilities.

Pelosi followed her Twitter comments, saying “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

AOC has painted herself into a corner. She couldn’t vote to fund something she has spent weeks calling concentration camps.

FOX News continues:

Members in that group have been pushing the party to the left on a number of major issues, including immigration. As Congress was weighing whether to pass that multi-billion dollar spending package, each of the four signed onto a statement accusing immigration enforcement of “killing” children.

“These radicalized, criminal agencies are destroying families and killing innocent children,” the statement read. The freshman lawmakers argued that it was “unconsionable” to provide additional funding for both Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as Customs and Border Protection.

Following Pelosi’s comments, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter:

Some conservatives were impressed with Pelosi for standing up to the mean girls.

If you think it’s good now, wait until this struggle starts affecting the 2020 Democrat primary.

 

 
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