While many people thought that the recent attacks by Nancy Pelosi against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would end soon, that does not seem to be the case.
If anything, the House Speaker has stepped up her game and has started attacking Ocasio-Cortez on multiple fronts, the most recent one being the size of her support base.
According to Pelosi in a recent interview, Ocasio-Cortez has “like five people” she can rely on in Congress.
However, she was quickly corrected by the interviewer, Lesley Stahl, who pointed out that the actual number was much higher than five.
Pelosi did not seem to have a response to that and tried changing the subject instead.
Some comments on social media have mocked her for that, claiming that her attempt at embarrassing Ocasio-Cortez has ended up backfiring.
Meanwhile, Pelosi seems to have her issues with her supporters to deal with, and it looks like those problems have been growing quite fast.
There has been speculation that supporters around Pelosi have been getting divided over specific issues, and that this could lead to significant problems around her in the near future.
Pelosi has continuously denied that anything wrong is happening, but it looks like more and more people are starting to question the situation.
Pelosi previously attempted to mock Ocasio-Cortez for paying attention to her social media following rather than her votes, but recent reports indicate that Ocasio-Cortez might be in a better position than her opponent on both those fronts, much to the embarrassment of Democratic leader herself.
The Californian told USA Today a few weeks ago: "While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have a large number of votes on the floor of the House. As I say to my own district, ‘You go out and elect 218 people, just like San Francisco, then we can talk."
On Monday, Pelosi attacked AOC again by saying: "When we won this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s. [S]he’s a wonderful member of Congress as I think all of our colleagues will attest. But those are districts that are solidly Democratic. This glass of water would win with a ‘D’ next to its name in those districts."
Is Pelosi right or wrong when it comes to AOC?