Nancy Pelosi has slapped down AOC for her ultra-radical agenda. It’s frightening to see someone come to Congress whose ideas are even more radical than Pelosi’s own. Pelosi explained that the name of the game in politics is winning, and in many districts in the United States, a radical agenda will not win the seat. She pointed out that AOC’s district would elect any radical agenda as long as they have a (D) after their name – and she’s right. AOC has an approval rating of a dismal 23%. Her agenda just doesn’t play nationally.
“This is about winning,” Pelosi explained, pointing out that there were a number of districts where a far-left agenda would not fly. “When we have to go into the districts we have to win, we have to cull that to what we have in common with those people.”
Ocasio-Cortez, the veteran lawmaker argued, had the luxury of a safely Democratic district and could afford to push more radical ideas.
Referencing 2018, Pelosi explained, “When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s, however … she’s a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will attest. But those are districts that are solidly Democratic.”
Pelosi responded to a similar line of questioning in Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview with host Lesley Stahl, shrugging off suggestions that the far-left wing of the party might be taking control of the Democrats’ agenda. “That’s like five people,” she said.
Pelosi was also reportedly asked at the London School event whether pineapple was acceptable pizza topping. She said no.
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