Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi took aim at members of the radical “Squad” in a new biography by Susan Page of USA Today’s Washington bureau.
Pelosi slammed Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan during interviews for the biography, also chastising Ocasio-Cortez for her ignorance.
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“Pelosi unloads on the Squad, at one point adopting a childish tone while addressing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and gives the Squad this straightforward advice: “You’re not a one-person show,” according to Axios. “This is the United States Congress.”
Pelosi blamed former President Barack Obama for challenges whipping votes in favor of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, from lawmakers from Obama’s home state of Illinois during another segment of her interview with Page.
“What is the matter with Illinois?” says the narrator. Pelosi had inquired. She also said that Obama does not deserve sole credit for passing legislation during his presidency.
Pelosi’s strained relationship with the Squad is nothing new, especially after the Squad’s induction into Congress in 2018.
Ocasio Cortez attended an anti-Pelosi rally on her first trip to Washington, D.C. after being elected.
At the time, the Daily Wire reported:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Minority Leader and, come January, the probable Speaker of the House — and Ocasio-new Cortez’s boss — joined a group of young activists known as the “Sunrise Movement” in staging a sit-in demonstration outside the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the House Minority Leader and, come January, the likely Speaker of the House — and Ocasio-Cortez’
Ocasio-Cortez addressed the demonstrators, who held posters demanding a “Green New Deal” from Democrats in power and “Green Jobs for Everyone,” shook hands, and gave high-fives to the 50 or so protesters who blocked Pelosi’s office entrance.
Leftists were irritated that Ocasio-Cortez introduced herself to her Democratic colleagues at the rally, which marked her first visit to the soon-to-be Speaker’s