Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is trying to get her more youthful Democrats to tow the line of making a bigger effort to get more votes over getting social media likes. In doing so it appears that Pelosi is opting to make an example out of freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Pelosi appeared on USA Today where she shard that “While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House.”
Many are viewing the remarks as a rebuke of OCasio-Cortez who has led the Democrats social media movement with 3.9 million followers on her Twitter account alone.
This isn’t the first time that Pelosi has thrown shade in AOC’s direction. She chided Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal while delivering a speech at Howard University claiming that it wasn’t based on real data.
“We welcome all the enthusiasm that people want to put on the table, and the Green New Deal is one of them, but we have to operate in a way that’s evidence-based, current in its data,” Pelosi shared.
This will likely come as another blow to AOC, right on the heels of 43 Democrats refusing to endorse her plan by voting “present” when forced to make a stand.