Nancy Pelosi rejects criticism from AOC during ‘60 Minutes’ interview

Nancy Pelosi rejects criticism from AOC during ‘60 Minutes’ interview


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting criticism from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that she is not receptive to younger members and does not groom them for future leadership roles.

Speaking to “60 Minutes” in a wide-ranging interview Sunday, Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the remarks after being asked about herself and other members of House Democratic leadership being in their 80s.

“We have [brought young people into the leadership]. You perhaps don’t know,” the top ranking House Democrat told the program.

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After being asked by co-anchor Lesley Stahl why Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had criticized her on the issue of grooming potential successors, Pelosi offered a curt, “I don’t know. You’ll have to ask her, because we are.”

Stahl then criticized Pelosi’s short response, calling it “kind of sharp,” and saying she appeared to be “dismissing her,” something the 80-year-old lawmaker also rejected.

“I’m not dismissing her. I respect her. I think she’s very effective as are other, many other members in our caucus

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