Ocasio-Cortez responds after Pelosi dismisses young House progressives ,
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who dismissed her and other progressives who voted against their chamber’s ,
Bill to send $4.6 billion in emergency aid to the U.S. southern border.”All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said, according to the New York Times.
“But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.” “I find it strange when members act as though social media isn’t important,” added the political newcomer whose ,
Social media savvy helped propel her prominence and eventually an upsetting victory against an establishment Democrat in the 2016 midterms.
Ocasio-Cortez was one of four freshman House Democrats to vote against Pelosi’s border aid bill in late June and was joined by Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. All four women, except for Omar, traveled to the border last week to tour ,
Migrant detention facilities and decried the “inhumane conditions” for migrant women and children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) , Such as unsanitary conditions, verbal abuse and threats that the migrants have experienced since arriving in the country, Yahoo News reported last week.
Pelosi, in a letter to House Democrats, conceded that “the children come first” and therefore would “reluctantly” pass
The Senate bill. “We will not engage in the same disrespectful behavior that the Senate did in ignoring our priorities,” she wrote. “In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill.”
“I don’t believe it was a good idea for Dems to blindly trust the Trump admin when so many kids have died in their custody,” Ocasio-Cortez said Saturday.