Nancy Pelosi’s grip on power is not as firm as the political press reports.
Pelosi is facing a rebellion that she never expected and can’t control.
And now Nancy Pelosi just found out that the biggest threat to her career came from the last place she ever expected.
Left-wing activists were furious that Donald Trump defeated Nancy Pelosi in a fight over $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to deal with the crisis at the Southern border.
Liberals fumed after Senate Republicans stripped out all the poison pills Pelosi had inserted into the House bill and gave President Trump everything he asked for.
Leading the charge against Pelosi were Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.
All three freshmen Democrats voted against the House bill and threw everything they had into stopping the legislation.
Pelosi discussed the socialist Congresswomen’s attempted uprising in an exclusive interview with New York Times columnist, Maureen Dowd.
Dowd wrote that Speaker Pelosi dismissed Ocasio-Cortez and her allies by claiming they were just empty barrels who may command a large social media following, but hold no real power in Congress.
I asked Pelosi whether, after being the subject of so many you-go-girl memes for literally clapping back at Trump, it was jarring to get a bad headline like the one in HuffPost that day — “What The Hell Is Nancy Pelosi Doing?” The article described the outrage of the Squad, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts are known.
Pelosi feels that the four made themselves irrelevant to the process by voting against “our bill,” as she put it, which she felt was the strongest one she could get. “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
In response, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “That public “whatever” is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
Not to be outdone, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib also chimed in claiming that Pelosi may have racially motivated jealously towards Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tlaib for attempting to assert control over the legislative process.
“Patetico! You know they’re just salty about WHO is wielding the power to shift “public sentiment” these days, sis. Sorry not sorry,” Omar posted to social media.
“It is very disappointing that the speaker would ever try to diminish our voices in so many ways. You should uplift the women, especially the women of color within your caucus,” Tlaib declared on ABC’s “This Week.”
If Pelosi continues to deft Ocasio-Cortez and her powerful allies, and the Democrats fall short in the 2020 election, political experts believe Ocasio-Cortez will take matters into her own hands and lead a serious challenge to Pelosi’s leadership.
And that could force Pelosi into retirement.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.