AUDIO: Ocasio-Cortez: Pelosi saddling me with work to keep me out of spotlight

AUDIO: Ocasio-Cortez: Pelosi saddling me with work to keep me out of spotlight
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[Ed. – Teacher giving her too much homework?]

The civil war between the Democratic Party’s left flank and extreme left flank is heating up.

Days after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and trio of her freshmen colleagues — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — for focusing on Twitter and PR at the expense of legislation, AOC issued another broadside against Pelosi.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi told the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd published Saturday. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

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Today in an interview with WNYC’s “New Yorker Hour,” AOC accused Pelosi of intentionally saddling her with work to keep her out of the spotlight.

“I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees,” AOC said. “So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy.”

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