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Was Pelosi Mocking Ocasio-Cortez?

By PoliZette Staff | April 9, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared to mock Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), “without mentioning her name, over her reliance on Twitter for support while neglecting the work to pass the Democratic agenda into laws,” noted Fox News in a new piece.

AOC uses Twitter regularly to solicit support for such radical proposals of hers as the Green New Deal — which Pelosi had previously referred to as the “green dream.”

Ocasio-Cortez currently has 3.88 million followers on Twitter.

The New York Democrat has yet to enjoy any legislative victories, however.

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During an interview with USA Today, Pelosi was asked about her struggles in running a House caucus while newly minted Democrats such as Ocasio-Cortez “are pushing the party further to the Left and fighting over more symbolic gestures rather than actually implementing Democratic policies.”

“While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House,” Pelosi replied.

She also said that progressives are “fine” after she had to tell them they need realistic legislation that could actually pass the House.

“As I say to my own district, ‘You go out and elect 218 people, just like San Francisco, then we can talk.'”

The U.S. economy would have to be entirely transformed to cut emissions — plus every building would have to be retrofitted and redone to meet new standards.

Ocasio-Cortez was reportedly left out of the Pelosi-approved Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Fox News also noted — “though some reports suggest the New York Democrat voluntarily decided not to join the committee where the legislation to combat climate change will actually be worked out.

Estimates from one study put the Green New Deal at a cost of up to $93 trillion or $600,000 per household.

The U.S. economy would have to be entirely and radically transformed to cut emissions — plus every building would have to be retrofitted and redone to meet new standards.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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