Pelosi: I Have No Regrets Saying What I Did About AOC And Her Squad

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Posted: Jul 10, 2019 6:15 PM
Pelosi: I Have No Regrets Saying What I Did About AOC And Her Squad

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have had a very public fight over the nature of the Democratic Party. AOC recently chided Pelosi for saying she believed AOC and her "squad" – Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – were irrelevant because they voted against the House's border funding bill. They were the only Democrats to vote against the bill, which ultimately passed. 

The revelation came about this past weekend in an interview Pelosi did with the New York Times, where she said the so-called Squad “have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” but “they’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

Pelosi doubled down on her comments when she was asked if she was concerned about dividing the Democratic Party.

"I have no regrets about anything,” Pelosi told The Washington Post. “Regrets is not what I do.”

Pelosi's comments come after leaving a closed-door Democratic caucus meeting, where she issued a stern warning to her colleagues: keep criticisms of fellow Democrats to yourself. Specifically, Pelosi wanted the progressives to be mindful of moderate Democrats, who were responsible for winning a majority in the House last election cycle. 

“A majority is a fragile thing,” she said, according to two meeting-goers who spoke to The Washington Post anonymously. “You make me the target, but don’t make our [moderates] the target in all of this, because we have important fish to fry.”

The more the Democrats fight, the greater the win for conservatives. The Democrats can't figure out what direction they want their party to go in and how progressive they want to be. That's a win for the Republican Party. Conservatives can stand proudly and remind voters that we stand for limited government, individual freedom and liberty. Democrats, on the other hand, can't even make up their mind where they stand and what's important to them. How can they convey that to voters, to try and win them over? 

Republicans, we have a gold mind here. Let's cash in on it and not be afraid to be the Democrats' game.