Ocasio-Cortez Addresses Growing Feud Between Her and Pelosi, Says She’s Tired of Being ‘Dismissed’

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The feud between freshman firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and the leader of her party in the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continues on, with the self-described democratic socialist addressing the speaker’s recent comments about her and her fellow freshmen.

In a tweet published Monday afternoon, Ocasio-Cortez continued her feud with Pelosi, blasting the House Speaker for her previous comments where she shrugged off the Green New Deal as well as her recent comments regarding Ocasio-Cortez and fellow freshmen Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in an interview with the New York Times on Saturday.

She tweeted that she and her colleagues’ self-respect meant that they “won’t let everyday people be dismissed.”

“’A glass of water could’ve [beat a 20-yr incumbt],’ ‘The Green Dream or whatever,’ ‘Their public whatever,'” wrote Ocasio-Cortez. “Those aren’t quotes from me; they‘re from the Speaker. Having respect for ourselves doesn’t mean we lack respect for her. It means we won’t let everyday people be dismissed.”

Ocasio-Cortez misquoted Pelosi in her tweet, with the speaker actually saying that a “glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to its name” could a solidly-Democratic district — such as the freshman Democrat’s district in New York.

Pelosi had told the Times that Ocasio-Cortez and her squad were “four people” who had their popularityTwitter world, but were only entitled to the four “votes they got” in the House.

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

Ocasio-Cortez returned fire the same day that the article was published, saying that their “public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment.”

However; this latest spat is the latest in a saga that started before Ocasio-Cortez even took her oath of office.

As IJR Red previously reported, the self-described democratic socialist took jabs against Pelosi day-zero when she joined a sit-in protest in then-Minority Leader Pelosi’s office mere days after winning her seat over former Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).

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General Confusion
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Jeffrey, wearing Mao’s red star hat, is confused about corruption. The progressives are not “too far left for the leftist Demoncratic party”. The problem is that the Republicans have moved so far to the right that they are nearly off the charts and the corrupt Democrats have also mistakenly moved to the right, to keep pace, but mainly to keep their donors happy. The same donors who corrupt Republicans, BTW. That’s why the moderate D’s are not really representing their constituents anymore. They are Republican-lites. Nowadays, it is only the progressives who represent the majority of Americans on all of… Read more »

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AOC (All Out Crazy) versus Shaky Nancy now starring in Family Feud.

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Gary Bunney

She’s an airhead, but she knows how to play the media.

General Confusion
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Prettry interesting that “The Four
Stooges ” are even too far left for the leftist Demoncratic party! Pretty laughable that they want no part of those FOUR CLOWNS, even though two of them are MUSLIMS! THERE IS A GOD! 🤗😄 I bet Allah’s pissed! 😱😂

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