Pelosi Dismisses Ocasio-Cortez Wing of Democrats as ‘Like Five People’

Washington Free Beacon | 4/15/2019 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) dismissed the wing of the congressional Democrats represented by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) as a mere "five people" during a 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night.

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Pelosi has been profiled several times by national media outlets after her return to the Speakership after an eight-year absence. While she has received praise from the party for her legislative duels with President Donald Trump, she has had more difficulty corralling the left flank of her new House majority.

"By and large, whatever orientation they came to Congress with, they know that we have to hold the center," Pelosi said. "That we have to go down the mainstream."

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Interviewer Lesley Stahl said the party looks "fractured" at times, a fair assessment given the tumult caused by Ocasio-Cortez's push for a Green New Deal—dismissed by Pelosi as a "Green Dream"—and repeated anti-Semitic and other controversial remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn). Ocasio-Cortez has also taken aim at more centrist...
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