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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, instead of a one-to-one meeting Friday on Capitol Hill, in an effort to ease the recent squabbles between the progressive wing and moderate Democrats in Congress—and smooth over its own differences after the two traded barbs.
Pelosi said after the sit-down, it went “very well.”
Pelosi, 79, has served in the house for more than 30 years and has collided with your leadership team, with Ocasio-Cortez and the allies freshman legislator. This week, she said she was eager “to” meeting with Ocasio-Cortez, to air out their differences.
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But Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is trying to trivialize your meeting ahead of time, stating that it was “nothing to highlight.”
“Just trying to make sure we have an open line of communication and get on the same page,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
The feud between Ocasio-Cortez and Pelosi escalates after Congress recently a border-funding bill, the Ocasio-Cortez, together with repetitions. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., all of the contrast.
In an interview earlier this month, Pelosi told The New York Times, that “all these people have their public, and the Twitter-world, but you don’t have all of the following. You are four people, and that’s how many votes you have.”
Ocasio-Cortez then told The Washington Post that the “permanent segregation” was made by the speaker “downright disrespectful” and ” affected “newly-elected women of color.”
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The warring accelerated from there, especially as the AOC chief of staff took shots at moderate members. Pelosi earlier this month, the lawmakers warned against tweeting negative things about colleagues, and cited an “offensive tweet that came from one of the member offices”, in comparison with centrist Democrats to segregation ists. The tweet was posted and then Ocasio-Cortez’ chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti deleted.
The dispute was placed basically on hold, after President Trump two weeks ago attacked the same freshman legislators on Twitter, suggesting they go back to their home countries, fix things and return the USA to show how it is done. (although all of them were born in America). Pelosi and other Democrats rallied to those legislators, accusing the President of a racist attack.
But the tensions simmer below the surface. According to a senior Democratic source, house Democrats and their supporters to lose patience with Ocasio were Cortez and her office is sparring with Pelosi and other long-standing members.
“You said a complete fraud,” the source, Fox News, earlier this month. “Your colleagues will not take you seriously.”
Fox News’ Jason Thunder and Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.