[Ed. – Just ten days after she stormed Pelosi’s office with a group of activists, Ocasio-Cortez experiences a rude awakening as how things are done inside the Beltway.]
Progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., backed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in her bid for the speakership.
In a series of tweets Wednesday, the 29-year-old said as long as Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for speaker, she can count on Ocasio-Cortez’s support.
“All the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests,” she wrote.
“Hard pass. So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker, she can count on my support.”
Ocasio-Cortez noted that it’s important for Democratic Party leadership to be more diverse, but electing someone only for the sake of changing leadership, but who doesn’t reflect the constituents they represent, would be a different leader “with the same problems,” she said.
“There are many issues where the Leader and I disagree,” she added. “Yet we need leadership to be more daring, not less. Her challengers are conservative.”