Tension Brewing For Dems? 😕
In a recent interview on 60 Minutes, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked about her ability to unify two distinct groups in the Democratic party: the progressives and the moderates. Pelosi, in response, stated that regardless of individual leanings, all members know they need to “hold the center.”
AOC enters the frame
During the interview, the socialist leanings of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and her contingent were brought up as evidence against Pelosi’s united front. Pelosi dismissed this stating, “that’s, like, five people,” in reference to Ocasio-Cortez’s far-left group.
The right often sees Pelosi’s remarks as an attempt to downplay the influence of the more left-leaning Democrats. Many sources also reference a remark the House Speaker made about AOC’s district being easy to win. Articles often use these remarks to minimize AOC’s power in the party while maintaining that Democrats don’t have much going for them in the upcoming 2020 election.
The left is widely unsupportive of House Speaker Pelosi’s remarks towards AOC and other members of Congress in her “wing” of the party. They often suggest that Pelosi is jealous of the traction and influence AOC has acquired, maintaining that Pelosi is stuck in old ways.
Where's the common ground?
Left-leaning sources are largely in support of AOC’s up-and-coming political ideals while the right uses her to show the fractures present in the Democratic party. Both sides can agree that Democrats’ lack of a united front is a problem.
Nancy to her haters
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