US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemed to make another veiled attempt to celebrate the success of Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by claiming that a & # 39; glass of water with a D next to his name & # 39; would have won her place.
Pelosi, 79, spoke Monday at the London School of Economics, where she said the Democratic Party was the & # 39; threat & # 39; avoid the liberal policy of emerging political stars if she wants to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 elections.
She also used the exterior to create a centrist vision that she believes could help Republican voters to become frustrated with Trump's approach.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 79, spoke at the London School of Economics when she made the comments
Pelosi added that New York Congressman Ocasio-Cortez, popularly referred to as AOC, and fellow young progressives elected in 2018 only the margins of American society.
Referring to the mid-November mid-term, where Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, she grabbed a glass and said, “When we won this election, it wasn't in districts like mine or Alexandria.
& # 39; Those are districts that are firmly democratic – this glass of whatever would win with a D next to its name in those districts. & # 39;
During the conversation, she also shared her own liberal upbringing and achievements while representing the Democratic voters of San Francisco.
She said: & # 39; I can compare my liberal credentials across the board. I said to them: "Whatever you stand for, I had that sign in my basement twenty years ago" & # 39 ;.
During the event, she claimed that a glass of water & # 39; with a D next to it & # 39; would have won the district of AOC
& # 39; What we are saying is having a message that appeals to people in ways that do not threaten them.
& # 39; I share those values - but we have to win. & # 39;
Her words come after she gets the connection from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a progressive group in Congress belittled in a new interview.
In the 60-minute Lesley Stahl sit-down on Sunday, 79-year-old Pelosi was asked about pushback she received from the left wing of her own party.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly referred to as AOC, is a rising star in the Democratic party
& # 39; You have these wings – AOC and its group on one side, & # 39; Stahl begins to ask her.
& # 39; That's just like five people, & # 39; Pelosi intervened.
& # 39; No, it is – the progressive group is more than five & # 39 ;, Stahl responds.
& # 39; Well the progressive – I am a progressive. Yes, the speaker adds.
Pelosi is perhaps referring to the Justice Democrats, a political action committee that supported a small group of seven representatives including Ocasio-Cortez.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus, however, includes 78 members of the House of Representatives and Senator Bernie Sanders, according to its website.
Earlier this month, Pelosi also seemed to be taking a subtle swipe on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while discussing members of Congress with great Twitter followers.
The final excavation comes after she fired the progressive wing of AOC during a 60-minute interview broadcast on Sunday
She made it clear that the number of followers will not impress her, but rather the way in which good representatives approve legislation.
& # 39; Although there are people with a large number of Twitter followers, it is important that we have a large number of votes on the floor of the house & she said on April 8.
Pelosi is officially in London to discuss the progress Great Britain's efforts to withdraw from the European Union.
However, her visit has coincided with an ugly battle of words that President Trump has unleashed against the new race of democrats such as Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.
Trump accused Omar – the first black Muslim woman elected to Congress – in a tweet Monday to make & # 39; anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli, and ungrateful US HATE statements.
Speaker Pelosi vigorously referred to an appearance of conflict between her fellow democrats and Lesley Stahl, interviewed her in 60 minutes while also warding off issues like Medicare for everyone
Their final spit concerns Omar's comments on the treatment of American Muslims since the September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
But Omar's remarks about US political support for the fact that Israel is being fed by money from a pro-Israel lobby group led to criticism from both sides of the political path.
Pelosi met Sunday with the British opposition Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, to speak out against anti-Semitism in politics.
She tweeted after the meeting that she and Corbyn discussed the importance of & # 39; the protection of human rights, and the need to use violence to combat anti-Semitism and Islamophobia & # 39 ;.
Corbyn is under pressure from Jewish groups to conduct more thorough investigation into anti-Semitic incidents involving Labor members.
But Pelosi also lit up for Omar in her current stalemate with Trump.
& # 39; I don't think a US president should use the 9/11 tragedy as a political tool & # 39 ;, said Pelosi.