Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered a substantial interview to “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, and among the highlights was when reporter Lesley Stahl asked her about the celebration’s future management.
Stahl mentioned that Pelosi is 80 years of ages and Home Bulk Leader Steny Hoyer is 81, and she asked why there are no clear successors in the celebration. Specifically because “The Team,” the group of young progressives, command such a big following on social networks.
Pelosi informed Stahl that the concern was basically based upon an incorrect facility. She reacted that celebration leaders have actually groomed future management, and maybe she was uninformed.
” Why does AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.] grumble that you have not been grooming more youthful individuals for management?” Stahl asked.
Pelosi reacted, “I do not understand. You’ll need to ask her– since we are.”
Stahl appeared to be surprised for a minute and stated, “That was type of sharp, type of dismissing her.”
Pelosi stated that was not her objective and stated AOC is “extremely reliable, as are others– numerous other members in our caucus that journalism does not take note of. However they exist and they are developing assistance for what follows.”
Ocasio-Cortez informed The Intercept in an interview released in December that Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ought to no longer hold the management positions in the celebration that they do. She stated the celebration has little interest in grooming future generations.
” I believe among the important things that I have actually battled with– I believe that a great deal of individuals battle with– is [that] the internal characteristics of your house has actually made it such that there’s extremely little alternative for succession if you will,” she stated.
Pelosi as soon as likewise captured the media’s attention when she appeared to minimize Ocasio-Cortez’s success over Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary in 2016. She stated a “glass of water with a D” might win in these Democrat fortress.