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Pelosi: In Ocasio-Cortez’s District, ‘Glass of Water Would Win With a D Next to Its Name’
Speaker tells the left to stop talking about single-payer, Green New Deal until they've won back the White House
BY: Paul Crookston
April 16, 2019 2:20 pm
On a trip to the U.K. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissed the idea of democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) being representative of the Democratic Party.
Pelosi addressed questions about how to handle the left wing of her party in the House during a talk with London School of Economics and Political Science, and she said Ocasio-Cortez needs to understand she cannot set the agenda. She implied Ocasio-Cortez is failing to appreciate how Democrats need to appeal to the rest of the country, saying the freshman congresswoman's district could be won by any purported Democrat—living or otherwise.
"This glass of water would win with a ‘D' next to its name in those districts," Pelosi said.