Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hits Anti-Pelosi Dems: Her Critics Are ‘Not Necessarily Reflective of the Diversity of the Party’
Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had some interesting thoughts on the dispute among Democrats about whether it’s a good idea to elect Rep. Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House again.
After a conversation with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about her belief in humanizing politicians, Ocasio-Cortez was asked about the members of her party who signed a commitment to not support Pelosi in any bid she makes to regain her Speaker position. Ocasio-Cortez said she reviewed the letter and found that it promoted change, but fails to articulate a vision beyond change for change’s sake.
“I think that what it does is that it creates a window where we could potentially get more conservative leadership. When you actually look at the signatories, it is not necessarily reflective of the diversity of the party. We have about 16 signatories, 14 of them are male, there are very few people of color in the caucus. There’s very few ideological diversity. [sic] It’s not like there are progressives that are signing on. It’s not like you have a broad-based coalition…I’m not totally bought into the concept.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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