Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat who once complained that lawmakers aren’t paid enough, whined that Democrat leaders such as Nancy Pelosi are trying to muzzle her by making her work.
Earning your pay … The horror!
In an interview last week with New Yorker Radio, Ocasio-Cortez described an exchange she and the House Speaker engaged in, where the freshman congresswoman declined a seat offered to her on a climate change committee.
Following that incident, AOC was apparently put to work.
“I was assigned to two of some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees,” she said after snubbing the climate change offer.
“So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy,” Ocasio-Cortez groused.
AOC accuses Pelosi of trying to sideline her with loaded-up work schedule https://t.co/NMcZ7CkUhR
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 10, 2019
The Pelosi/AOC Feud
Over the weekend, Pelosi mocked Ocasio-Cortez and her merry band of unhinged leftists, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
“They didn’t have any following,” she scoffed after the group voted against a bipartisan border funding bill. “They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following,” the Speaker added.
That public “whatever” is called public sentiment.
And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country. https://t.co/u6JtgwwRsk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 7, 2019
Pelosi was asked if she regrets making fun of the congressional newbies, to which she responded, “No. I have no regrets about anything.”
AOC also complained that Pelosi doesn’t treat her as an equal and that they have no meaningful relationship.
“You know, I think sometimes people think that we have this — like we have a relationship,” she said during the interview.
“Are you saying you don’t?” interjected the host.
“Not, not particularly, not one that’s I think distinguished from anyone else,” she lamented.
Pelosi met with Democratic lawmakers at the Capitol Wednesday morning and absolutely unloaded on Ocasio-Cortez indirectly for continuing spats with lawmakers on social media.
“You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it. But do not tweet about our Members and expect us to think that that is just ok,” the Speaker said according to a source for the Daily Mail.
Pelosi Dismisses Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley as Just ‘Four People’
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) July 7, 2019
Pelosi instructed the Democrat lawmakers to make her the object of their anger.
“You make me the target, but don’t make our Blue Dogs and our new Dems the target in all of this because we have important fish to fry,” she reportedly said.
The Democrats will head into the 2020 election with absolutely no legislative accomplishments to speak of, as along as Pelosi has to keep babysitting radicals in her party.