House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is dismissing criticism from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that she isn’t open to more youthful individuals and doesn’t prep them for future leadership roles.
Addressing “an hour” in a wide-going meeting Sunday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered the comments subsequent to being gotten some information about herself and different individuals from House Democratic leadership being in their 80s.
“We have [brought youngsters into the leadership]. You maybe don’t have the foggiest idea,” the highest level House Democrat told the program.
In the wake of being asked by co-anchor Lesley Stahl for what reason Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had censured her on the issue of prepping expected replacements, Pelosi offered a brief, “I don’t have the foggiest idea. You’ll need to ask her, since we are.”
Stahl at that point scrutinized Pelosi’s short reaction, calling it “sort of sharp” and saying she gave off an impression of being “excusing her,” something the 80-year-old legislator likewise dismissed.
“I’m not excusing her. I regard her. I believe she’s powerful as are other, numerous different individuals in our council that the press doesn’t focus on,” she said. “Yet, they are there and they are building support for what comes straightaway.”
In a digital recording published in mid-December by the Intercept, the 31-year-old legislator said Democrats expected to get ready for the eventual fate of the gathering, something that necessary new faces at the top.
“I do think we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,” AOC said. “I think one about the things that I have battled with is the inward elements of the House has made it to such an extent that there [are] almost no alternatives for progression.”
“On the off chance that you make that vacuum, there are such countless terrible powers influencing everything to fill that vacuum with something far more atrocious. Thus, the genuine miserable situation is that there are people more traditionalist … they are willing to sort of make up for that shortfall.”