Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s( D-NY) primary promotion is arguably one of the most sought after among 2020 Democratic challengers. But following her statements praising House Speaker Nancy Pelosi( D-CA ), the dark primary reached a new phase this week, prompting hopefuls to grapple with the choice between defending the longtime orator or the newcomer congresswoman whose big following they covet.
So far, the weighing-in process has been subtle. No campaigner has explicitly said they support Ocasio-Cortez’s contention that Pelosi was ” outright insulting” for the” precise singling out of newly elected women of color” as the newcomer congresswoman toldthe Washington Post this week, referring to Pelosi’s insulting remarks about Ocasio-Cortez and other three other outspokens rookie gals during an interview with Maureen Dowd.
On Thursday, she doubled down.” Well I think it’s really merely noted a decoration, right ?,” she told CNN.” We’re not talking just about liberals, it’s singling out four people ,” she included, in matters relating to her progressive allies, Reps. Ilhan Omar( D-MN ), Rashida Tlaib( D-MI ), and Ayanna Pressley( D-MA ).