House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reportedly set representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her radically liberal “troop” on fire in a new biography by Susan Page, USA Today Washington office manager.
Pelosi attacks AOC and the squad
Page interviewed Pelosi ten times for this book, due for April 20th. During these interviews, Pelosi made recordings with Ocasio-Cortez as well as with Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). According to Axios, she specifically mocked Ocasio-Cortez for her youth and apparent ignorance.
“Pelosi discharges himself with the troop and at some point takes on a childlike voice when he talks about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and offers the troop this blunt advice: ‘You are not a one-person show. This is the United States Congress, ”the report reads.
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Pelosi calls Obama
Pelosi also reportedly blamed former President Barack Obama for issues involving getting votes for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, from lawmakers representing Obama’s home state of Illinois.
“Why do we have a problem with Illinois?” Pelosi asked, adding that Obama does not deserve the sole credit for passing laws through Congress under his administration.
In addition, Pelosi beat up Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, saying that he “is not a force for good in the country. He is a pioneer of some of the worst things and an instigator of some of them himself. “
Pelosi told Page that she learned the art of politics from her father, Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro:
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“What I learned from my father was all … I breathed it in … Politics is every minute of every day. It’s part of you, ”said Pelosi.
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The story of Pelosi and AOC
Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez have long had a controversial relationship. Back in January, Pelosi was asked by Lesley Stahl, moderator of “60 Minutes”: “Why is AOC complaining that you have not prepared younger people for the tour?”
“I don’t know,” Pelosi replied, according to Business Insider. “You have to ask them – because we are.”
“That was kind of sharp to fire her,” replied Stahl.
“I’m not firing her. I respect them, ”said Pelosi. “I think she is very effective, as are many other members in our caucus that the press ignores. But they’re there building support for what’s next. “
This piece was written by James Samson on April 12th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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