The Democrats are quickly running out of patience with AOC and it seems more likely than ever that they will primary here and send her packing.
There is a huge disconnect between her brain and her mouth. They kept defending her but now, her act has worn very thin and she is being marginalized by her own party. Even the Congressional Black caucus has deserted her. That is because most of the House members she plans in primarying are members of the CBC, even as she complains that others have a problem with people of color.
The final straw was when she intimated that Nancy Pelosi is a racist.
Ocasio-Cortez then told The Washington Post this week that the “persistent singling out” by the speaker was “outright disrespectful” and affected “newly elected women of color.”
But on Friday, when asked by Fox News how she would respond to criticism of playing the ‘race card’ against Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez fired back: “What? That’s stupidly untrue.”
Pelosi this week also warned lawmakers against tweeting negative things about colleagues. Asked Thursday about her ongoing spat with the New York lawmaker, Pelosi acknowledged how she recently addressed — “at the request of my members” — an “offensive tweet that came out of one of the member’s offices” that compared centrist Democrats to segregationists. That tweet was authored and then deleted by Ocasio-Cortez’ chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti.
“Our members took offense at that,” Pelosi said, claiming her comments received a positive response. “I addressed that.”
She added: “I’ve said what I’m going to say…What I said in the caucus yesterday had an overwhelming response from my members, because they know what the facts are and what we are responding to. We respect the value of every member of our caucus. The diversity of it all is a wonderful thing. Diversity is our strength. Unity is our power.”