Nancy Pelosi realized it was all over when the one person she never suspected exposed her as a racist
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing the biggest scandal of her career.
And this time Pelosi may never recover.
That’s why Nancy Pelosi knew it was all over when the one person she never suspected just revealed she was a racist.
Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are feuding.
The two haven’t spoken in months, and Ocasio-Cortez led a failed rebellion against Pelosi passing Donald Trump’s request for $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to deal with the crisis at the southern border.
But that simmering Cold War broke out into open conflict after Pelosi held a meeting with the Democrat caucus where she begged leftists like Ocasio-Cortez to stop attacking Democrats in districts Trump won for voting with the President.
That enraged Ocasio-Cortez, who slammed Pelosi for being a racist.
The Washington Post reports:
The four are struggling with the speaker’s moves to isolate them in recent weeks, according to interviews with the lawmakers, congressional aides and allies. Pelosi has made at least half a dozen remarks dismissing the group or their far-left proposals on the environment and health care. More recently she scorned their lonely opposition to the party’s emergency border bill last month.
And she defended those comments Wednesday, saying, “I have no regrets about anything. Regrets is not what I do,” doubling down on her claim that the group has little power in the House.
“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post. “But the persistent singling out . . . it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
The four women are trying to figure out how to respond, texting one another and weighing whether to confront Pelosi to ask her to stop. But for now, they are focused on their congressional duties, even as they defend their votes in the House that have drawn Pelosi’s ire.
This is a fight Pelosi cannot win.
Ocasio-Cortez speaks for the Democrat Party base.
And, once you get called a racist, there is no coming back from that.