It looks like Socialist Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is not favored by Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi denied her a spot she desired on the new Climate Change Panel. AOC tried to brush it off and stay focused on the usual Dem agenda but you could tell she did take this rejection well.
“She knocked down earlier reports that she was not named to the committee because the 78-year-old Pelosi wanted to put the 29-year-old upstart freshman in her place.
“I don’t think that this is a snub, I don’t think this is anything like that. And I’m really excited to support Representative Castor in her agenda,” she said about veteran Florida Rep. Kathy Castor, who will chair the special committee.”
Ocasio-Cortez has been going on about climate change and even has a new proposal called A Green New Deal. But for some reason she was left out of the panel that would help her achieve her environmental agenda.
AOC claims that she declined the position and even went on to say that she was invited.
“Speaker Pelosi and I have spoken at length on climate, we share this priority, she did, in fact, invite me to be on the committee, ” she told reporters.
Is she trying to save face?
Pelosi doesn’t seem to care about AOC’s environmental agenda.
“When asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” during an interview with Politico on Wednesday, Pelosi appeared to dismiss Ocasio-Cortez’s plan.
“It will be one of several or maybe many suggestions that we receive,” Pelosi said. “The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”
So originally Ocasio-Cortez claims that she is sure it was not a snub and then later it was she declined the invitation as she is too busy. This sounds like some BS. I think Pelosi didn’t want AOC to be on the panel. Ocasio-Cortez is just trying to make her exclusion sound better.