CNN’s Joan Walsh on Dems Taking Shots at Ocasio-Cortez: ‘She Looks Mature and They Look Juvenile’


On Friday, CNN political analyst Joan Walsh responded to a Politico report claiming that “exasperated” Democrats are working to rein in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by saying it was the Democrats, not the young Congresswoman, who was being “juvenile.”

Politico reported earlier on Friday:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.

The effort, described by nearly 20 lawmakers and aides, is part carrot, part stick: Some lawmakers with ties to Ocasio-Cortez are hoping to coax her into using her star power to unite Democrats and turn her fire on Republicans. Others simultaneously warn Ocasio-Cortez is destined for a lonely, ineffectual career in Congress if she continues to treat her own party as the enemy.

They also quoted Democrats, such as Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) saying things like this: “I’m sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there’s almost an outstanding rule: Don’t attack your own people.”

Yet, according to Walsh, the one that looks bad in the article is the Dems taking swipes at Ocasio-Cortez.

“I think she looks mature and they look juvenile,” Walsh said. “Some people were quoted on the record, some off the record. She is bringing real enthusiasm to the process. I think she has matured. That’s a condescending word, so I’d like to take it back.”

Walsh added, “There are several ways she moderated her stance toward other Democrats. Democrats are crazy to be criticizing this woman.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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