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AOC Hits Pelosi for Deaths in Migrant Camps

The 2018 midterms swept a new and diverse group of Democrats into the United States Congress. With so many candidates from diverse backgrounds, there was sure to be some disagreements with the old guard of the Democrats. This includes Nancy Pelosi, who was chosen to be Speaker of the House and was first elected into the House of Representatives in 1987.

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Pelosi recently gave her opinion on Freshmen Congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley. Ocasio-Cortez took serious offense to Pelosi’s comments and the two have started a bit of a Twitter feud.

During a recent interview with Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, Pelosi said of the Freshman quartet, “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.”

AOC responded to Pelosi’s critiques multiple times. She first tweeted,”That public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment.
And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”

 

She then took Pelosi to task for negotiating with Trump over the treatment of the children in migrant detention camps. The New York Congresswoman then wrote, “I don’t believe it was a good idea for Dems to blindly trust the Trump admin when so many kids have died in their custody. It’s a huge mistake. This admin also refuses to hand over docs to Congress on the whereabouts of families. People’s lives are getting bargained, & for what?”

Pelosi has not yet commented on Ocasio Cortez’s response.

 



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