Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exchanges harsh words with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responded to a dismissive comment by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about her supporters' "public whatever" by tweeting that "that public 'whatever' is called public sentiment."
Ocasio-Cortez's remark was prompted by a comment from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who was quoted in The New York Times on Saturday criticizing the New York legislator and three of her Democratic colleagues — Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — for voting against a border funding bill that had the support of a majority of House Democrats.
"All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got," Pelosi said, according to The New York Times.
Ocasio-Cortez hit back in a Twitter post on Saturday.