Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez puts Nancy Pelosi on blast with heavy racial undertones


There is undoubtedly a nasty feud brewing between freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and neither of the democratic divas look ready to back down.

The tiff has been stewing for some time, as AOC and her fellow progressives continued to hammer away at Pelosi and the “old guard” over their unwillingness to open impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump.  With jabs coming in the form of both media soundbites and tawdry tweets, the two have been sparring lightly for months.

Now, AOC is going for the jugular.

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“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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“But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

In an earlier interview with The New Yorker Radio Hour, Ocasio-Cortez accused Congress of using  women and minorities as “bargaining chips.”

“When it comes to women of color in Congress, particularly the freshman, it’s that we both have encountered and represent communities that have been auctioned off and negotiated off for the last 20 years. And we’re over it,” Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday.

Then Ocasio-Cortez hammered the point home.

“We see in these negotiations all the time— it’s like fighting for black communities or policies that help women. They’re bargaining chips. And they’re the first chips that are reached for in any legislative negotiations.”

Pelosi has criticized the younger, fresher faces in Congress over their inexperience as the rift intensifies, and has been sticking to her guns on her disdain for impeachment.

Cortez, on the other hand, has alleged that Nancy Pelosi has burdened her with congressional duties in order to silence her.

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