Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez Hit First Rough Patch as Protesters Fill Pelosi’s Office ― And Ocasio-Cortez Joins

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It looks like Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is going to have her hands full with Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) when she officially joins Congress in January.

A large group of protesters filled Rep. Pelosi’s office on Tuesday morning, condemning her for not demanding more action on the issue of climate change. While this is an atypical protest for left-leaning activists, not everyone saw it as strange.

In fact, Ocasio-Cortez joined the protesters and gave them a pep-talk for calling Pelosi out.


“I just want to let all of you know how proud I am of each and every single one of you for putting yourselves and your bodies and everything on the line to make sure that we save our planet, our generation, and our future. It’s so incredibly important. […] We have to get to 100 percent renewable in 10 years. There is no other option. The IPPC has let us know that and what I hope we all show is that this moment is a rallying point. It’s not just about confrontation, but in a way, it’s about real meaningful unity behind our goals.”

In response to the protests, Pelosi released a statement vowing to put $1 trillion and reinstate a select committee on climate change. She also said she wanted Capitol Police to allow the demonstrations to continue.

“We welcome the presence of these activists, and we strongly urge the Capitol Police to allow them to organize and participate in our democracy,” Pelosi wrote.

While this was an unorthodox introduction to party leadership, Ocasio-Cortez seems to be claiming a win over Pelosi.

The relationship between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez was already tense. The congresswoman-elect has already stated that she hasn’t decided to support Pelosi’s bid for Speaker of the House and this latest move probably won’t improve any feelings between the two.

Meanwhile, conservatives were eating this up, poking fun at the already-dysfunctional relationship between the two.

Tuesday was Ocasio-Cortez’s first day of orientation on the hill. Clearly, her relationship with Pelosi will be one to watch as decisions on a Speaker still loom.

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William Steakin

Ocasio-Cortez has still not revealed if she plans to support Pelosi for speaker.


Meanwhile, Ms. Pelosi’s home state is literally on fire…I can only imagine what that kind of deforestation and carbon emissions is doing to the environment. What she should be doing is putting the toddler Ocasio-Cortez in her place and reprimanded the protestors for being so utterly tone deaf.

William Gahagan

A blond moment for the brunet Ocasio.


This does not bode well for the Dims or O-C’s future.

Rocky Drummond

“Pelosi released a statement vowing to put $1 trillion and reinstate a select committee on climate change.”

Put the money where, in her purse?

I am glad to see the Democrats coming together on climate change.

Ken Trzecki

Democrats are Nazis. They will all vote in lockstep as they always do. Promise them anything but give them Arpege


Old fool? Meet young fool. Young fool? Meet old fool.


Two f–king idiots! One an old spermbag, the other was an extra in the movie version of the old TV Show “Mr. Ed”. Who are the imbeciles that elect these nutjobs? California and New York – let them both go down the toilet!

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