Fascinating to watch, these turns toward longtime lawmaker and dealmaker Nancy Pelosi by House Democrats, both current representatives and those newly elected and preparing to be sworn in this January.
So much for the so-called Democratic rebellion against her — and all those calls for “new leadership” and a “new direction” for the party.
“All of the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests,” tweeted out newly elected lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday.
All the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests.
Hard pass. So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker, she can count on my support. https://t.co/yNVa8IorWY
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 21, 2018
This is the same Ocasio-Cortez, by the way, who recently participated in a protest right outside Pelosi’s office on climate change.
Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted this: “I agree that our party should, and must, evolve our leadership. But changed leadership should reflect an actual, evolved mission; namely, an increased commitment to the middle + working class electorate that put us here. Otherwise it’s a just new figure with the same problems.”- READ MORE