The feminist voices on ABC’s “The View” had harsh words for freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez due to her feud with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi was called out by the more progressive members of the party for her somewhat dismissive comments toward Ocasio-Cortez and some of her closest companions in Congress.
“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Washington Post on Wednesday.
Responding to Pelosi’s comments in a The New York Times piece, titled “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shouldn’t insult Nancy Pelosi. She should learn from her,” New Yorker replied:
“‘A glass of water could’ve [beat a 20-yr incumbt].’ ‘The Green Dream or whatever.’ ‘Their public whatever.’
“Those aren’t quotes from me; they‘re from the Speaker. Having respect for ourselves doesn’t mean we lack respect for her.
“It means we won’t let everyday people be dismissed.”
“A glass of water could’ve [beat a 20-yr incumbt]”
“The Green Dream or whatever”
“Their public whatever”
Those aren’t quotes from me; they‘re from the Speaker. Having respect for ourselves doesn’t mean we lack respect for her.
It means we won’t let everyday people be dismissed. https://t.co/VMRkcd8xlL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2019
However, on Thursday’s edition of “The View,” the hosts challenged AOC and her “squad” to tone it down.
“I think this is more BS,” moderator Whoopi Goldberg said after mentioning that Ocasio-Cortez had criticized Pelosi’s treatment of women of color.
Goldberg also shared her frustration at young lawmakers who question their piers with seniority, such as 79-year-old Pelosi and 86-year-old Sen. Dianne Feinstein, also a Democrat from California, are.
“Please remember that the people who are here now — all you young people, you’re on the shoulders of a whole bunch of people who came before you,” Goldberg said. “And you have to stop discounting that.”
Co-host Joy Behar was also frustrated at Ocasio-Cortez and others’ criticism, telling them they should focus their ire on getting President Donald Trump out of the White House.
“Ladies, ladies. It’s like — it’s disheartening. It’s like the enemy is the guy tweeting in his toilet,” Behar said. Like Goldberg, she pushed back on the idea that Pelosi was secretly racist.