Really? We can’t make this up! U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says she just cannot get on board with crushing Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s aspirations to hold the gavel again because Pelosi’s opponents are not diverse enough. Specifically, she told MSNBC that the signatories of the “Never Nancy” letter are “not necessarily reflective of the diversity of the party.” “We have about 16 signatories. 14 of them are male. There are very few people of color in the caucus.” Translation: if you’re white or male, your opinion about the future of your party is invalid.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said she’s wary of the movement among some House Democrats to pick a different speaker for the 116th Congress than Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) because “it creates a window where we could potentially get more conservative leadership.”
Oscasio-Cortez also told MSNBC this evening she doesn’t believe the movement is driven enough by ideological orthodoxy and that the signatories of a letter are “not necessarily reflective of the diversity of the party.”
The letter calling for a new House Democratic leader was signed by Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.), Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), Max Rose (D-N.Y.), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), and Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ). Ben McAdams, whose race in Utah vs. Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) still hasn’t been called, also signed the letter.