Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez claimed former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi A new book focusing on the life of the younger lawmaker claims that she was miserable at Congress, often singling out her because of her age. New York Democrat’s congressional career.
“The amount of times she told me that stupid ‘I have protest signs older than you in my basement’ shit. Like yeah, but mine don’t collect dust,” Ocasio-Cortez referred to the Democratic Speaker in a message sent by Ocasio-Cortez to Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief for The Intercept. Grim was formerly the D.C. Bureau Chief for The Sunday Review. The anecdote is included in an advanced copy of Grim’s book obtained by The Sunday Review.
Ocasio Cortez is also known as AOC. was elected as a Member of the House by a New York City District in 2018, she became the youngest woman to ever be elected to Congress, at age 30, at that time. She has become well-known for her progressive politics. bold movesIncluded in this is the attendance at multiple protests.
In 2018, Ocasio Cortez took part in a sit-in alongside environmental activists in Pelosi’s office, demanding legislation to address climate change. In 2022 the young politician was arrested For protesting against the repeal of abortion rights with other legislators. The protests against the repeal of abortion rights were joined by other lawmakers. earlier this yearShe supported striking writers and performers on a pickup line in New York City. (She’s not free from criticism — her activism Has been called performative by some.)
The other hand, Pelosi She has been a San Francisco lawmaker for over 30 years. She is also known as a trailblazer The following are some examples of how to use equality and women’s rights But has had a notable feud with Ocasio-Cortez and other progressives The Democratic Party
AOC Tell them to get on with it The Washington Post She thought that 2019 was the year of her birth Pelosi The singled-out “newly elected women of color.”
You can, for example, Pelosi Ocasio-Cortez and newly elected Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Rashida tlaib (Mich.), and Ayanna pressedley (Mass.The popularly known as “The Squad,” Not having the same level of support as other members of Congress.
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi Tell them to get on with it The New York Times In 2019, “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how many votes they got.”
Ocasio Cortez called Ocasio the jab “outright disrespectful,” According to an interview with The Washington Post
The 83 year old Congresswoman, who held the position of speaker from 2007, 2011 and 2019 has stepped down in January. When Pelosi Ocasio Cortez, who had been elected as the next speaker of Congress, thought she was ready to move on. “misery” Would continue. She was wrong.
“I thought things would get worse,” AOC said, according to Grim’s book. “I thought a lot of my misery was due to leadership more broadly having a thing against me. But … my life has completely transformed. It’s crazy. And it’s that that made me realize it was kind of just [Pelosi] the whole time.”
“Now, senior members talk to me, [committee] chairs are nice to me, people want to work together. I’m shocked. I couldn’t even get floor time before,” She added.
Ocasio-Cortez, now 34, told Grim that today she’s treated fairly by her congressional counterparts.
Grim’s book, “The Squad: AOC and the Hope of a Political Revolution,” Release date is Dec. 5, 2019.
A representative of Pelosi declined The Sunday Review’s request for comment.