Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the leading faces of the “Green New Deal” and will formally introduce her idea to Congress on Thursday. Unfortunately for her and her idea, House Speaker Pelosi isn’t that impressed.
Ocasio-Cortez has Issues
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a quickly rising power. Between most activist and the liberal left, she has a large audience supporting her. She also has serious influence over young, liberal members, who are hoping to bring a big change to the world.
Ocasio-Cortez is known for a lot of things, her big tax raise on the rich, being a woman in Congress, not being ashamed to speak up, and the Green New Deal. A deal that is mostly aimed at quenching the threat of climate change. 
Speaker Pelosi knows that Ocasio-Cortez has a lot of influence but she also knows that Ocasio-Cortez is a junior member of Congress.
Unimpressed by it All
Pelosi is normally very outspoken about climate change and global warming but started singing a different tune after Ocasio-Cortez put her face on the “Green New Deal.” In an interview with Politico on Wednesday Pelosi addressed the fact that Ocasio-Cortez will be introducing the Green New Deal on Thursday. “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?” 
Not only not impressed by the idea but not even interested in it either. Although this seems to indicate animosity between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez, it’s more about Pelosi showing Ocasio-Cortez how the House is run.
Ocasio-Cortez might be a rising star to liberals across America but in the House, she’s just a junior member and Pelosi is in charge.
- ^Bill Weir, Cnn. “‘Green New Deal’ activists aim to change DC climate.” CNN, 7 Feb. 2019, www.cnn.com/2019/02/06/politics/green-new-deal-weir-wxc/index.html. (go back↩)
- ^“‘Too hot to handle’: Pelosi predicts GOP won’t trigger another shutdown.” POLITICO, 7 Feb. 2019, www.politico.com/story/2019/02/07/pelosi-trump-government-shutdown-1154355. (go back↩)