In her new biography by USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi unloaded on members of the progressive “Squad.”
During the interviews for the biography, Pelosi shredded Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, even calling out Ocasio-Cortez for her ignorance.
According to Axios: “Pelosi unloads on the Squad, at one point adopting a child-like voice when discussing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and offers the Squad this blunt advice: “You’re not a one-person show. This is the Congress of the United States.””
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
During another part in her series of interviews with Page, Pelosi blames former President Barack Obama over problems whipping votes in favor of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, from lawmakers representing Obama’s home state of Illinois.
“Why are we having a problem with Illinois?” Pelosi asked. She also said that Obama does not deserve sole credit for getting legislation through Congress under his administration.
Pelosi’s weak relationship with the Squad is nothing new especially when members of the Squad first joined Congress back in 2018.
During her first visit to Washingon, D.C. after being elected, Ocasio Cortez attended an anti-Pelosi protest.
The Daily Wire reported at the time:
Ocasio-Cortez joined a group of young activists called the “Sunrise Movement” in staging a sit-in protest outside the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Minority Leader and, come January, the likely Speaker of the House — and Ocasio-Cortez’s new boss.
Ocasio-Cortez addressed the protesters, who were holding signs asking for a “Green New Deal” from Democrats in charge, and demanding “Green Jobs for All,” shook hands, and gave high-fives to the 50 or so protesters who blocked the entrance to Pelosi’s office.
The event marked Ocasio-Cortez’s first visit to the soon-to-be Speaker’s office, and leftists were pretty miffed that she introduced herself to her Democratic colleagues not by embracing inter-party collegiality, but by openly disagreeing with her party’s long-time leadership.
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Author: Collin Rugg