House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an interview with the New York Times published Saturday, blasted four freshmen women in the House and said that they have nothing, but their “public whatever,” reported The Hill.
Progressive congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, referred to by the House Speaker, were four out of 95 Democrats who voted against the bill increasing US-Mexico border spending passed by Congress last week. Prior to the vote Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that the bill does not include “crucial amendments to protect children and families” and should be voted against.
In an interview with the Times Pelosi stated that “all these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Ocasio-Cortez later commented on Pelosi’s statement and posted on her Twitter that the “public whatever” is called “public sentiment.”
That public “whatever” is called public sentiment.
And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country. https://t.co/u6JtgwwRsk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 7, 2019
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