Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez' progressive wing of the Democratic Party in a revealing interview over the weekend; saying the freshman Congresswoman's caucus consists of "just five people".
During an appearance on 60 Minutes Sunday evening, Pelosi told CBS's Leslie Stahl that the party has not succumbed to socialism despite the fact that all of its top 2020 presidential contenders have endorsed the elimination of the private health-insurance market.
Stahl pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez and her allies are a viable wing of the party, but Pelosi appeared to minimize their influence.
"That's like five people", fired-back Pelosi.
Pelosi touted her own liberal upbringing and accomplishments representing the deeply Democratic voters of San Francisco.
"No, it's - the progressive group is more than five", Stahl pressed.
Discussing an impeachment resolution introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib last month, Ocasio-Cortez said she'd likely sign on, joining the only other Democratic member to support it, Rep. Al Green of Texas.
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Newsweek's report on Pelosi's remarks speculated that she could have been signaling her resistance to members of her Party who are lurching to the far left.
Pelosi is officially in London to gauge progress in Britain's stalled efforts to withdraw from the European Union after 46 years. I have spoken with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Rep. [Ilhan Omar], her family & her staff. Nadler, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Trump showed "contempt" for the law when he reportedly promised the former head of Customs and Border Protection a pardon if he faced jail for denying immigrants seeking asylum entry into the United States. "But the 43 districts, we won 43, net gain of 40, were right down the middle - mainstream hold-the-center victories".
"Such a "puff piece" on Nancy Pelosi by @60minutes, yet her leadership has passed no meaningful Legislation", he tweeted, accusing Democrats of investigating only "crimes that they instigated & committed".
"But those are districts that are solidly Democratic".
Almost 70 Democrats have been voting in tandem with Rep.
The scathing tweet is a departure from Trump's usual approach to Pelosi, one of his most vocal critics.