Nancy Pelosi takes subtle swipe at AOC over attention to Twitter followers

Mail Online | 4/9/2019 | Dailymail.com Reporter
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Nancy Pelosi appeared to take a subtle swipe at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she was discussing members of Congress with large Twitter followings.

The House Speaker made it clear that it's not the number of followers that will impress her, but rather how good representatives are at passing legislation.

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'While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what's important is that we have a large number of votes on the floor of the house,' she told USA Today on Monday.

Ocasio-Cortez has 3.87 million Twitter followers, while Pelosi had 2.42 million.

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Pelosi has been working hard to bridge together a party that seems increasingly split between freshmen socialists like Ocasio-Cortez and more moderate members.

And the California congresswoman said she believes Democrats should be fighting for the 'boldest common denominator'.

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'I'm a progressive from San Francisco. I think I can have some credentials on the left, as a person who has represented a very liberal city,' said Pelosi. 'But you have to govern mainstream.'

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

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There are times, though, when it seems freshmen like Ocasio-Cortez aren't heeding to that advice.

Last month the New York congresswoman skipped Pelosi's emergency call so the House Democratic caucus could prepare for the release of the summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation.

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Ocasio-Cortez also opted out of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis - which is supported by Pelosi - to...
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