As one of the most vocal and extreme members of Congress, Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is determined to make her socialist agenda the top priority of the Democrat Party.
But as Speaker, Nancy Pelosi currently sets the agenda for the Democrats in the House.
And Nancy Pelosi responded with fury after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called her out during a podcast interview.
Last week, during a podcast interview with The Intercept, AOC called out Nancy Pelosi, saying it was time for her and Chuck Schumer to step aside and allow new leadership in the Democrat Party.
Of course, AOC made it clear that she wasn’t trying to overthrow Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.
But that didn’t stop Pelosi from responding with fury to AOC’s suggestion.
In fact, Pelosi used her position as Speaker to remove AOC from the two committees where her so-called “Green New Deal” and “Medicare for All” currently sits in the House.
Fox News reports:
The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Thursday voted to seat Rep. Kathleen Rice on a coveted committee over her New York colleague Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the latest example of House Democrats bucking the firebrand who represents the Bronx and Queens.
With five open slots on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., nominated four people and left the fifth spot open for members to choose between the two New Yorkers in a vote, Politico first reported. Fox News confirmed that Rice decisively won the vote 46-13.
For the next two years, whether AOC likes it or not, Nancy Pelosi will rule the House with an iron fist.
And the fury she just unleashed on AOC shows that Speaker Pelosi demands full loyalty from every member of the U.S. House of Representatives, including radicals like AOC.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.