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AOC Melts Down After Pelosi Mocks Her — Claims Her Tweets Are Really ‘Important’

AOC Melts Down After Pelosi Mocks Her — Claims Her Tweets Are Really ‘Important’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unleashed a series of tweets on Saturday criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after the veteran lawmaker made comments downplaying the influence of Ocasio-Cortez and fellow freshman Democrats Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley.

The public spat started following the publication of a New York Times interview on Saturday, in which Pelosi suggested that the significance of the progressive freshmen class of Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez was being overblown by the media.

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” the California Democrat said during the interview. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

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Perhaps fittingly, Ocasio-Cortez fired back using the same platform Pelosi had devalued.

“That public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment,” the New York Democrat said in a Saturday tweet.

In a followup tweet posted soon after, Ocasio-Cortez criticized Pelosi for making deals with Trump and Republicans amid an ongoing border crisis. Last week, Pelosi infuriated the liberal wing of her party by capitulating to Republicans and moderate Democrats and allowing the Senate version of a border funding bill to be brought to the House floor. The bill did not contain the protections for illegal immigrants sought by progressive Democrats in the House.

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“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 tweeted.

“This admin also refuses to hand over docs to Congress on the whereabouts of families. People’s lives are getting bargained, & for what?” she added.

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Ocasio-Cortez continued digging at Pelosi on Twitter, and insinuated the House Speaker was stuck in 2008.

“I find it strange when members act as though social media isn’t important,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “They set millions of dollars on fire to run TV ads so people can see their message.”

“I haven’t dialed for dollars *once* this year & have more time to do my actual job,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

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Cover image: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Pelosi for comments made about her and fellow freshmen Dems. (Screen grab.)

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