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PoliticsSanders says Pelosi is being 'a little' too tough on progressives like Ocasio-Cortez

19:46  14 july  2019
19:46  14 july  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders hit back at Joe Biden for questioning progressive agenda Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thanked Sen. Bernie Sanders for coming to her defense on Friday after former Vice President Joe Biden told CNN that she did not represent Democrats who could win competitive general elections. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Sanders took a swipe at Biden, after the former vice president defended his commitment to moderation in a crowded Democratic field during an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo that aired Friday morning.

Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (/oʊˌkɑːsioʊ kɔːrˈtɛz/; Spanish: [oˈkasjo koɾˈtes]; born October 13, 1989), often referred to by her initials, AOC

“I don’t think those comments were helpful to a broader picture of how we build progressive power in the House and what it looks like relative to overall Democratic Jayapal, who is an immigrant from India, added a subtle repudiation of Ocasio - Cortez ’s comments questioning Pelosi ’s racial sensitivity.

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being "a little" too tough with her recent criticisms of progressive House freshmen like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Asked about growing tensions between the House Democrats, Sanders said that he supports "Alexandria and the other women's desire to bring more people, especially young people, working class people, into the Democratic Party." And when asked if Pelosi is being too tough on those freshmen lawmakers, Sanders replied, "I think a little bit."

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AOC renews public feud with Pelosi Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez snapped at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for criticizing her and a few other left-wing Democrats, renewing a war of words between a rising liberal star and a veteran congressional leader. "That public 'whatever' is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country," the New York Democrat said Saturday about Pelosi after the New York Democrat said Ocasio-Cortez and her inner circle of liberal freshman Democrats were just "four people." "I find it strange when members act as though social media isn’t important.

Pelosi 2, Ocasio - Cortez 0. On Day One, the new speaker has already shown progressives who’s Nancy Pelosi “cannot be seen by her party as being weak on negotiating with Donald Trump,” says Ocasio - Cortez led a campaign for a turbocharged climate change committee that would be required

Bernie Sanders , Ocasio - Cortez is a Democratic Socialist. She believes in universal healthcare, tuition-free Pelosi granted the committee limited powers and did not ban members who take money from the Ocasio - Cortez was born in the Bronx. Her parents had met in Puerto Rico. Her father owned a

"You cannot ignore the young people of this country who are passionate about economic and racial and social and environmental justice. You've got to bring them in, not alienate them," Sanders said in an appearance on "Meet the Press."

There's long been a tenuous alliance between lawmakers like Ocasio-Cortez and House leadership like Pelosi on both the direction and the strategy of the Democratic Party.

But it's been a raucous few weeks for the relationship between those sides. Pelosi criticized the group of progressive Democratic lawmakers — Ocasio-Cortez and Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. — in the New York Times by arguing that "all these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world."

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Pelosi: Remark about Dem freshmen was 'statement of fact' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the remark she recently made about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other freshman Democrats was a "statement of fact." 

Democrats are irritated over Ocasio - Cortez ’s willingness to use her platform – nearly 3.5 million followers on Twitter – to go after her own party. Ocasio - Cortez says she isn't putting moderate Democrats in a tough spot. They disagree. Democrats are irritated over Ocasio - Cortez ’s willingness

Like Ocasio - Cortez , Velázquez knocked off a longtime Democratic incumbent to win her seat, and they share Ocasio - Cortez is an enigma to most House Democrats. She’s very friendly in person Lawmakers suspected Ocasio - Cortez was behind a massive online campaign pressing Pelosi to

"But they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got," she added.

Ocasio-Cortez responded in The Washington Post days later by criticizing the "explicit singling out of newly elected women of color."

The feud is showing no signs of slowing down, with the House Democratic caucus tweeting out criticism of Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff this weekend.

Sanders joined "Meet the Press" days after NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of the Democratic presidential primary race showed Sanders tied with Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., in third place behind fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former Vice President Joe Biden.

While Sanders had the progressive lane to himself in the 2016 presidential race, he has to split that pie with a whole host of Democratic presidential hopefuls.

In that poll, Warren is leading Sanders among those who say they want a nominee who proposes large-scale change.

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AOC accuses Kellyanne Conway of using 'sexist' language Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Kellyanne Conway "sexist" for saying the New York Democrat's feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was a "catfight." "'Catfight' is the sexist term Republicans use when two adult women happen to disagree with each other," Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday in response to Conway. "The reason they find it so novel &exciting is bc the GOP haven’t elected enough women themselves to see that it can, in fact, be a normal occurrence in a functioning democracy." “Catfight” is the sexist term Republicans use when two adult women happen to disagree with each other.

Ocasio - Cortez has since accused Pelosi of being "disrespectful" to several "newly elected women of On Thursday, Ocasio - Cortez stood by her Pelosi comments in an interview with CNN, saying she was Liam Quinn is a Senior Editor at Fox News. He can be found on Twitter at @liampatquinn.

In response, Ocasio - Cortez has gone so far as suggesting the four women are targets because they are not white. In an interview with The Washington Post, she Jayapal, who is an immigrant from India, added a subtle repudiation of Ocasio - Cortez ’s comments questioning Pelosi ’s racial sensitivity.

When asked about his response to Warren's lead among those voters, Sanders demurred.

"Elizabeth is a good friend of mine, and all I can say is the following. What people understand is that for decades now there have been great speeches, great legislation, great plans about how to move the working class of this country forward. And yet in the last 30 years, unbelievably, the top 1 percent has seen a $21 trillion increase in their wealth, while the bottom half have fallen even further behind," he said.

"What we need is a political revolution. And I think I am the only candidate who has been clear about that, who has the capability of doing that and defeating Donald Trump in the process."

Sanders says Pelosi is being 'a little' too tough on progressives like Ocasio-Cortez© NBC News Image: Sen. Bernie Sanders on "Meet The Press."
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