This one struck a nerve with Nancy Pelosi.
The “60 Minutes” interview of the octogenarian House speaker that aired Sunday revealed a little more discomfort than Democrats would like about the leadership of their party when reporter Lesley Stahl asked about making way for a new generation.
And Pelosi clearly wasn’t pleased.
Lesley Stahl: Why does AOC complain that you have not been grooming younger people for leadership?
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) January 11, 2021
“You’re 80. Your No. 2 Steny Hoyer’s 81. Your No. 3 Jim Clyburn is 80,” Stahl began to ask, referring to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina.
“Why haven’t you brought young people into the leadership?”
“Because we have,” Pelosi snapped. “You