The Republicans want to make the freshmen extremists, AOC, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressey the face of the Democratic party and so are they. Pelosi knows that would be a disaster for her party and her speakership.
She remembers what happened in 2010 after she cut the moderates out of all policy discussions and muscled them into voting for Obamacare. The moderates all lost and the Republicans controlled the House for the next eight years. As a result of the anti-American rhetoric and antisemitic tweets and statements, Pelosi has been forced to rein in the freshmen and marginalize them.
So, AOC fell back to page three of the Democratic playbook and called Pelosi a racist.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during multiple recent interviews, going as far as to say that she believes that Pelosi is targeting her because Pelosi is racist.
“I think sometimes people think that we have a relationship,” Ocasio-Cortez told The New Yorker Radio Hour. “Not particularly.”
“The last time I kind of spoke to her one on one was when she asked me to join the Select Committee on Climate Change,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees. So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy.”
Ocasio-Cortez suggested to The Washington Post on Wednesday that Pelosi was a racist: “When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood. But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
Pelosi has repeatedly mocked Ocasio-Cortez and the other three far-left freshmen House Democrats, recently telling The New York Times: “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.”