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Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Nancy Pelosi’s Comments Knocking Progressives On Spending Bill

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to Nancy Pelosi.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over Twitter on Saturday night after Pelosi knocked the freshman lawmaker for not voting with moderate Democrats on a spending package passed by Congress last week.

Earlier on Saturday, Pelosi took aim at progressive congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) after the four voted against a $4.6 billion spending package recently passed by Congress that sought to remedy issues at the southern border.

Pelosi’s remarks came during an interview with The New York Times, saying she believed the four lawmakers made themselves irrelevant by voting against what she referred to as “our bill,” which passed in a 305-102 vote with 91 other Democrats also voting against it.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she added. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

In response, Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter: “That public “whatever” is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”

In a second tweet, Ocasio-Cortez said she did not 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,” she added. “This admin also refuses to hand over docs to Congress on the whereabouts of families. People’s lives are getting bargained, & for what?”

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