Meanwhile, some Republicans and other critics have called Ocasio-Cortez hypocritical for opposing the border bill, which her critics say was created to address numerous problems that she and other far-left Democrats have been complaining about in recent weeks.
Fox & Friends appeared to fawn over Nancy Pelosi Monday and offered rare praise of the House Speaker, let alone any Democrat, even musing about similarities to President Donald Trump and praising Pelosi's pushback against NY congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"As I say to these people, come to my basement". We know what it feels like to be dehumanized.
She took an aside to defend again her no vote, over which Raddatz had earlier challenged her, and then went back to bashing Pelosi.
It was an absolutely merciless set of responses, accusing Speaker Pelosi of not caring about dying children, suggesting that she doesn't care due to their race, and flat-out stating she is "disappointed" that the Speaker is trying to "diminish" the voices of women of color.
Instead, powered by social media and large-scale rebellion on the left, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of MI, and Ayanna Pressley of MA, are not so easily dismissed. That's all well and good to Pelosi, but is nothing when compared to serving as the Speaker of the House (and the first woman to hold that role to boot)! When he lost the fight, he also blamed social media.
That might not be a great strategy for Ocasio-Cortez who is, reportedly, a bit in danger in her own district after failing to build a structured relationship with her Bronx constituents - or even open an office to address their concerns in person. "It's a huge mistake", she wrote. 'This admin also refuses to hand over docs to Congress on the whereabouts of families. "People's lives are getting bargained, & for what?"
"'A glass of water could've [beat a 20-yr incumbt].' 'The Green Dream or whatever.' 'Their public whatever'".
The bill that was recently passed by Congress, and additionally approved by moderate Democrats, would meet humanitarian needs at the southern border.
Pelosi has previously downplayed the influence of the same group of congresswomen, calling that part of the Democratic caucus "like five people". "And if it's going to be a revolutionary party, a far-left party as Ocasio-Cortez, etc. [wants] it to be, it's not going to win elections in America cause that's not America", he told FOX Business' Maria Baritromo on Monday.
Tlaib said that she wouldn't vote for something "that is broken and deteriorated and is inhumane", touting support from her MI district.