‘That’s like five people’: Nancy Pelosi dismisses Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s progressive wing in 60 Minutes interview

Monday, April 15, 2019
By Paul Martin

In an interview with the CBS show, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appears to take a dig at her fellow Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Lesley Stahl, asking about conflicts within the House Democrats points out AOC as being part of a progressive wing that Pelosi waves off as ‘like five people’
Pelosi also went on to reject socialism as a viewpoint of the Democratic party while upholding the Affordable Care Act as better than Medicare for all
The Speaker also appeared to take swipe at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while discussing members of Congress with large Twitter followings earlier this month

15 April 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to belittle Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s affiliation with a progressive group in Congress in a new interview.

In the sit-down with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes on Sunday, the 79-year-old Pelosi was asked about pushback she received from the left-wing of her own party.

The Speaker is specifically asked about the Democrat’s progressive caucus that includes the outspoken 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez.

‘You have these wings – AOC, and her group on one side,’ Stahl begins asking her.

‘That’s like five people,’ Pelosi interjected.

‘No, it’s – the progressive group is more than five,’ Stahl responds.

‘Well, the progressive – I’m a progressive. Yeah,’ the Speaker adds.

Pelosi may have been referring to the Justice Democrats, a political action committee that supported a small slate of seven representatives that includes Ocasio-Cortez.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus, however, includes 78 members of the House of Representatives and Senator Bernie Sanders, according to its website.

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