Pelosi again takes swipe at Ocasio-Cortez, says votes in House more important than ‘large number of Twitter followers’

The American Mirror | 4/9/2019 | Staff
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took several swipes at socialists causing problems in her caucus during a recent interview about the growing fissures.

And while Pelosi touted her “credentials” as a “progressive from San Francisco,” she’s lecturing freshmen Democrat representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Justice Democrats about pipe-dream proposals that have zero chance of becoming reality, USA Today reports.

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Pelosi told the news site “you have to govern mainstream” while working toward the “boldest common denominator.”

“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 said.

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That won’t happen with a Green New Deal packed full of socialist policies that most Americans oppose.

Pelosi’s message to AOC and Justice Democrats backing the GND and other wild ideas like abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “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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The USA Today interview comes as Pelosi struggles to corral warring factions of the Democrat party at a time when Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist, is leading the pack to challenge Trump in 2020.

More than two dozen moderate Democrats, many in districts Trump won in 2016, sided with Republicans to amend a proposed gun control bill to alert the government when illegal immigrants attempt to purchase a firearm.

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The issue prompted AOC to threaten to keep a list of moderate Democrats to challenge in the 2020 primary, as well as rebukes from those targeted welcoming the challenge.

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