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Progressive ‘Squad’ member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called for a one-on-one meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.
After a 30-minute Kumbaya meeting Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and freshman firebrand, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, does not erase their differences forever, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace said before.
Not appear on Friday on “America’s Newsroom”—both before and after Pelosi’s press conference on Capitol Hill—Wallace told host Bill Hemmer that you are decidedly not a policy of the “old fashioned way” and Ocasio-Cortez,. He said Ocasio-Cortez and the other newcomers progressives are looking for “more dramatic changes.”
“There is a very different point of view on politics, very different views of the direction of the party. But, I think that both of them—and certainly Pelosi—believes that if you go to this fight, you have it inside the tent. You don’t have in front of the tent, where the party splits, and the party and their efforts to re-win weakens-election and hold on to the majority in the year 2020.”
Pelosi is 79 and Ocasio-Cortez 29; it is 50 years between them are, and you have to get to a rough start. Signs of tensions between the two political dynamos were visible from the time of Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional orientation, if you are a member of a climate-protest in front of Pelosi’s office.
In an interview with The New York Times,” Pelosi Ocasio criticized-Cortez, and recently the nickname of ” progressive “cadres”, after its four members voted against a version of a cross-border funding bill that Pelosi promoted. Pelosi noted that the group is only four people strong. Ocasio-Cortez, in turn, accused them of “singling out” of women of color.
Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff took to Twitter to criticise the speaker and other centrist Democrats. Pelosi then called Ocasio-Cortez and the other three freshman members of Congress in a caucus meeting: “you have a complaint? Come and talk with me about it,” Pelosi said, according to a source in the room. “But don’t tweet about our members and expect that we think is just OK.”
Ocasio-Cortez, responded by saying that it was “downright disrespectful” for Pelosi again and again single out newly elected women of color.
“It is a kind of nasty,” Wallace said.
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The following special counsel Robert Mueller, the public testimony on Wednesday, President Trump told reporters of the Democratic party lies in ruins: “you have a team at the top of your party. You are a mess. This was a shattering day. For the Democrats. The Democrats thought they could win an election like this. I think you are hurt very badly for 2020.”
But with the flood of attacks from President Trump and the reputation of the Democratic party is at stake, an olive branch has been extended. Pelosi said that their meeting was “nice” and Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said, “It was a very positive and productive meeting about progressive priorities.” Pelosi told reporters, “I think we have that many differences.” She said there were never buried a “hatchet.”
“I think they will try to turn up the heat and do more,” Wallace said. “But there are some differences and you can’t delete them forever. And, you will come back—mainly because we keep in 2020, and the orientation of the party both in terms of the presidential candidacy, and also in relation to the house and the message that it sends, as it is trying to—the Democrats in the majority.”
Pelosi’s Capitol Hill press conference to respond on Friday morning, Wallace called to her post-meeting appearance is a “master class”. He told Hemmer that the legislative leaders showed “real confidence and competence,” dealing with the “split” with the team, “herding cats” and to combat “diverse elements.”
“The line you used, Bill, that I thought was very interesting, she said,” I’m pushing for the highest common denominator.’ Because, obviously, the left feels they do not move far enough, fast enough,” he added.
“We have always to remember: the attention has got the squad, the reason for this is that the Democrats have been back in the house because of the moderate: the people, the Democrats who won in districts that Donald Trump won in the year 2018.
“Nancy Pelosi, has to ride herd on all that diversity and all of their political views. And, what is more important, all of their political interests, because what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez help with their voters in Queens is not what helps a moderate Democrat in a much more moderate district.”