‘It’s Ugly and Getting Uglier’: Scalise Addresses Democratic Infighting Between AOC and Pelosi

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) chimed in on the war that has broken out across the political aisle between Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

As IJR previously reported, the discontent between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez was thrust into overdrive this week. The freshman congresswoman claimed that the speaker was “singling out” the newly elected progressives — including herself and Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — because they are young women of color.

Obviously, this fight is not a great look as Pelosi tries to show her caucus as unified front against President Donald Trump.

During an interview with “America’s Newsroom” on Fox News, Scalise was asked about the infighting across the aisle. He noted that he expects the rhetoric being used by both sides to keep “getting uglier.”

Watch Scalise’s comments:

“Well, it’s ugly and getting uglier. And you are seeing this fight between the far left socialists and liberals. It used to be, in the Democratic Party, a fight between liberals and moderates. There are no moderates left. It’s literally liberals versus socialists and the socialists are winning. And for Nancy Pelosi to think that she can silence A.O.C. and these others these other far left socialists, just shows that she’s out of touch with what is happening in her own conference. And that, I think, is shocking a lot of people.”

Scalise reiterated that he believes Pelosi is “misreading” the “grip” Ocasio-Cortez and her peers have on the Democrats in Congress. He claimed that the Democrats in moderate districts have been trying to appease the far-left side of the party by fully supporting issues like abortion and gun control, but it isn’t enough to keep Ocasio-Cortez happy.

“A.O.C. is threatening some of the liberals that she’s going to run somebody in their primary if they don’t vote for mainstream policies. I mean, a lot of them ran saying they were going to be pro-life, pro-gun, and anti-Pelosi. And they’re all voting to allow a baby to be murdered after it is born alive. They’re voting to raise taxes, they’re voting to take away your gun rights, and they’re voting down the line with Nancy Pelosi. And yet, that is not enough for A.O.C. it and the socialist. So, they’re having this internal struggle.”

Although Scalise criticized Pelosi, he didn’t have many kind words for Ocasio-Cortez, either. He claimed she is making this issue “all about her,” rather than the work of the American people.

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Screwtape
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More shots fired! Once more the Left eats their own just like sharks in a feeding frenzy. AOC’s Chief of Staff (the guy wearing the pro-Nazi tee shirt), Sagerat Something, just accused other Dim caucuses of being “New Southern Dimocrats” who want to keep black and brown people down. Dim Rep. Lacy returned fire, but wounded his own party. “It tells you the level of ignorance to American history on their part as to what we are as the Democratic Caucus.” Apparently Rep. Lacy is himself ignorant about his party’s role in keeping blacks and browns down. There was this… Read more »

Screwtape
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It’s already gotten uglier. Despite her warnings not to air the party’s dirty laundry in public, AOC’s first move was to run to the Washington Post and accuse Nancy of racism*. At least she didn’t tweet it.

No wonder Nancy looks like she could chew nails. Oh wait, that’s her usual look. One wonders what dastardly punishments she plans for the rebels. AOC has already backpedaled when asked if she thinks Pelosi is a racist.

* some posters had already speculated that AOC and her squad would rebel. She did.

Screwtape
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Also to the Contused One:

Pelosi fears no president. She’s too busy grabbing for power or what she believes it to be.

The “pate maker” fought for and won the right to herd cats. Now she’s looking at an internecine civil war.

Why don’t you and your fellow Leftists form your own party? Too much like work? Why do I suspect that without the government stealing our money you wouldn’t be able to support yourself?

Screwtape
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To the Confused One:

So you’re saying that the constituents of the “squad” are anti-American, extreme-Left, anti-Semitic, and pro-Shariah? Is THAT their will?

I’ll absolutely buy that for Omar and Tlaib. AOC is just stupid. Pressley’s voters are just dupes for whatever they can use to virtue signal. There’s a reason they are called Massholes.

General Confusion
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“Pelosi tries to show her caucus as unified front against President Donald Trump.” Madison

You are confused, Madison. Pelosi is afraid of King Donald The Loser and the Republicans. She may put on a brave face every now and then, but at the right time, she will cave and give them everything the Rs want. She has so far. What makes you think that she will change after doing the same thing for about 5 decades?

These new Congresswomen are doing their jobs and Pelosi (and other corrupt Democrats) attacks THEM! Some unity!

WellHungChad
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“…Ugly and getting uglier”. That DOES describe Pelosi and AOC perfectly!

James
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In November 2020, ALL 435 seats in the House are up for grabs. AOC and her squad of anti-American, anti-Semites “women of color” MUST be voted OUT of Congress in order before some semblance of order can be restored with new, adult, intelligent blood. In the meantime, keep up the in-fighting, the total discord and the disruption of the Party and show Americans how infantile the whole pack is to guarantee return of the House to Republican control. Pass the popcorn.

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