Pelosi Offers ‘Sharp’ Response When Asked Why AOC Has Questioned Party’s Future Leadership

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has questioned the party’s future leadership in Congress, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is offering a “sharp” response.

CBS’ Lesley Stahl spoke with Pelosi during an interview, which aired over the weekend, where she noted that Pelosi is 80 years old, Pelosi’s “number two, Steny Hoyer’s 81” and the speaker’s “number three, Jim Clyburn, is 80.”

After asking why she has not “brought young people into the leadership,” as Stahl put it, Pelosi said, “Because we have. You perhaps don’t know.”

Stahl then asked her, “Why does AOC complain that you have not been grooming younger people for leadership?”

Pelosi quickly responded, “I don’t know. You’ll have to ask her– because we are.”

Stahl noted that the House speaker’s response was “kind of sharp, kinda dismissing her,” to which Pelosi said, “I’m not dismissing her. I respect her.”

“I think she’s very effective as are other– many other members in our caucus that the press doesn’t pay attention to. But they are there and they are building support for what comes next,” Pelosi added.

Watch Pelosi’s interview below:

Ocasio-Cortez previously said during a podcast with The Intercept that she does “think that we need new leadership in the Democratic Party.”

She said the struggle with “the internal dynamics of the House” has “made it such that there’s very little option for succession.”

Asked if she is “ready to say, Pelosi and Schumer need to go,” Ocasio-Cortez said in December, “I think so.”

During a recent interview with Punchbowl News, the New York lawmaker was asked if she would challenge Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for his Senate seat in 2022, to which she did not rule it out. However, she said, “I’m a no bulls**t kind of person. I’m not playing coy or anything like that.”

“I’m still very much in a place where I’m trying to decide what is the most effective thing I can do to help our Congress, our [political] process, and our country actually address the issues of climate change, health care, wage inequality, etc.,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

Former President Barack Obama previously suggested Ocasio-Cortez should be given a bigger platform to speak, saying, “New blood is always good.”


  1. Confusion, the Democrat has a problem that they are all ass wipes, like you. They will continue to divide the country like Obama did and the result will be more like last week. That was only the beginning. Did you dolts really think that the fascists in antifa and the Bowel Movement (BLM) were the only ones that could protest? Your stumblin, bumbling, mumbling, lying, cheating, corrupt Biden will be lucky to last 4 years. If the Conservatives win back the House in 22 and or the Senate, get ready for impeachment and criminal charges for Biden. You’re about to see a whole different kind of ‘resist’ and payback.

    1. Ahh Chuckie Cheese. Nothing compared to the repubs. Talk about fractured right now…there’s the butt lip locked sycophants for trump which support the BIG LIE and support the racist coup attempt to overthrow the government. and then there’s the spineless ones who won’t speak up because they want to protect their political careers. Trump has hurt your party trumpturd

    2. “They will continue to divide the country like Obama did and the result will be more like last week.” Chuck

      The ONLY thing that Obama did to divide this country was to be born non-white AND get elected as president. Right, Chuck? That’s all that it took.

      “If the Conservatives win back the House in 22 and or the Senate, get ready for impeachment and criminal charges for Biden.” Chuck

      That’s a bit IF, Chuck. A lot can happen in 2/4 years.

      One thing that Joke Biden could do is that he can do his job well and roll out the vaccine without f’ing it up. He can keep good promises, such as make sure as many people as possible get their $2,000 survival checks, while at the same time, get his infrastructure program putting people back to work, to help rev up the general economy.

      So, since you like complaining and have never REALLY said what would make you happy, Chuck, name your top three-five things that you want to see Joke Biden do FOR YOU, as president. Be serious and do not waste this opportunity to express yourself well.

  2. pelosi to cortz…. ” go and get me a beer, and these chips you brought are stale ” ” wax on… wax off… happy ho “

  3. The Democratic Party has a problem. The average age of Democratic elected members is around 71, while American Fascists average around 58. That’s a huge difference. The Democratic leadership looks like a retirement home.

    Until King Donald The Loser came along, the old Republican Party had a robust primary system which cleaned out the deadwood. Not so much any moe. THEY allow even Q-Anon followers to get elected, now.

    The Democratic Party, on the other hand, do the exact opposite, by actively discouraging and actually punishing challenges to incumbent members. That is NOT healthy for the party or this country and it shows.

  4. “New blood is always good.” Obama

    Then have a little chat with Nancy because she needs a bit of help with actually supporting that idea. There is no evidence of her working on her succession, except grooming her mini-me Jeffries. He is not necessarily the right one for the job, either.

    1. I think Obama was referring to the stains in his underwear when he said
      New blood is always good

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