MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough had a definitive statement for anyone who believes that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking over the Democratic Party in a Friday tweet.
“Right-wing commentators continue obsessively reporting on @AOC and claiming she reflects the consensus of Democrats,” said Scarborough who is a former Republican congressman.
“Nonsense. It is Nancy Pelosi’s party. Full Stop,” he added.
Right-wing commentators continue obsessively reporting on @AOC and claiming she reflects the consensus of Democrats. Nonsense. It is Nancy Pelosi’s party. Full Stop.
“The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it, right?"
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 8, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez has been in the news over the past few days, thanks to her Green New Deal details being released. The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman from New York has a radical plan to eliminate carbon emissions that would essentially remove usage of things like airplanes and internal combustion engines.
Her proposal includes “upgrading all existing buildings” in the nation and outfitting them with state of the art energy efficiency as well as an overhaul of national transportation that would reduce emissions and expand high-speed rail service to “a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has seemed less than enthusiastic about the deal when she called it “the green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”
Pelosi later attempted to clarify her comments and said that she was happy for the zeal that the new congresswoman showed. However, she did not ever actually endorse the plan.
Ocasio-Cortez, however, pushed back against the idea that the party was at odds on Thursday when speaking to reporters about herself and how she believes the nation should address the climate crisis according to The Hill.
“Nancy Pelosi is the leader on climate change. She has always been a leader on climate and I will not allow our caucus to be divided up on silly notions, we are in this together. We are 100 percent in this together,” she told reporters at a press conference. “We have different solutions, different mechanisms, different cars we have to drive to get there.”