Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might soon be in the Pelosi team.
The liberal newcomer, who appeared on his first day of orientation, joined the protest outside the minority leadership Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiPoll: 40% of Democrats want speakers other than Pelosi Democrats with military background to offer support to Pelosi House Democratic program led by minimum wage threatens economic prosperity MOREto call for climate change action.
During the weekend, however, Ocasio-Cortez said nearly 800,000 Instagram followers are likely to support the California Democrat and call her the most progressive of the possible Speaker candidates.
Formal approval from Ocasio-Cortez will be Pelosi's blessing as he attempts to return to the speaker's office and create the impression that a long-standing democratic leader is creating an impetus for her offer.
While Pelosi's camp says he never cares about winning over his liberal partner, the Ocasio-Cortez support could spark excitement with Pelosi's candidacy and anti-critics who say the 31-year-old veteran is too old and outdated thoughts.
Ocasio-Cortez, 29, will be the youngest woman to serve in Congress when she swears next year. She is a rock star of the left and her victory over veteran Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyOcasio-Cortez has hit Republicans for criticizing the Ocasio-Cortez campaigns that have replaced the Democratic Society of Dem Progressive Dems have collapsed on how to tackle climate change MORE (D-N.Y.), once seen as a natural successor to Pelosi, acts as a means for a change in a group dominated by senior statesmen.
In collaboration with live feeders, Instagram Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that the group of anti-Pelosi insurgents are mostly centrists who worry that handing over power back to the liberal in San Francisco would harm the newly elected centrists who helped to provide most of the Democrats this month .
"Right now, outside the field, I would say that [Pelosi] is the most progressive candidate. All rhetoric uprisings are challenges for her right, so I think it's important to say, "said Ocasio-Cortez, which boasts more than 1 million Twitter followers and documenting its innovative orientation to Instagram." My standard in In this direction, I'm going to support the most progressive party runner, and right now it's Nancy Pelosi when it comes to running. I would like to see a new, younger leadership, but I do not want a new leadership that would be more conservative. "
Democrats, Ocasio-Cortez argued, need to "change our leadership", but they should not reject Pelosi "just to" to do so.
Assistance from Ocasio-Cortez comes because Pelosi faces a mathematical problem when it has won 218 votes needed to become chairwoman in a public poll.
A group of 16 insurgents, mostly moderate, issued a letter Monday, voicing their commitment to vote against Pelosim on the floor of the house.
Several other Democrats did not sign this letter, but promised to oppose Pelosi, including representatives. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise Fudge16 Dems signed a letter to Opposition of Pelosi as Speaker DeGette drops call to Clyburn in Dem Leading Race Dem Demokrats Novice Split to Promote Pelosi for Speaker MORE (Ohio), Rep. Abbail Spanberger (Va.) A Rep. -Jason Crow (Colo.), Which might be enough to block her rise depending on the size of the new majority.
Pelosi bled the heat of journalists' lawmakers, where "back-to-back" meetings were held on Friday with candidates who criticized her campaign.
The 78-year-old Allies also focused on a fresh fetus, including young liberal legislators such as Ocasio-Cortez, who called for generational change in the ranks of democratic leaders. They argued that Pelosi is a furious champion for progressive causes and is committed to taking care of the next generation of leaders.
"I have said publicly and privately that Pelosi is the most progressive candidate he can win." Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaJohn Lewis joins Ocasio-Cortez on climate change advocates Trump and Congress on collision course with military spending Sanders issues a bill aimed at making Walmart raise wages MORE (D-California), a liberal gulf region that backed off Ocasio-Cortez's first bid, The Hill said on Monday. "I told many journalists and people near the AOC."
Pelosi has met Ocasio-Cortez personally "over the past week", sources said, although they refused to offer any details about the interviews.
Ocasio-Cortez has clearly stated that the selected Climate Change Committee is the top priority for Pelosi, which has already been agreed. Pelosi, if he was elected spokesman, would also decide which legislators would serve on the panel.
"The Occasio-Cortez congress is a dynamic and entangled leader with an extraordinary gift for joining young people who engage in politics for the first time," said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill. "Its pioneering use of social media brings energy to a whole new level of people."
Ocasio-Cortez's office has refused to comment on this story, but last week, the reporter at the show was engaged in questions from reporters on Capitol Hill. She said she was more focused on promoting key political issues than on political struggles.
"It simply does not mean that he did or did not pay a particular person," she said. "I think we have to discuss what our priority themes are, instead of what we are talking about."
Ocasio-Cortez, however, convinced herself when she expressed support for a longtime liberal leader.
Official testimony from Ocasio-Cortez might have some weight with other progressive newcomers close to her, such as Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) And Rashida Tlaib (Mich.). They spoke of the need for a younger and more diverse leadership, and until Monday, none of them supported the letter of Democratic women supporting Pelosi.
Omar supported Pelosi in tweet On Monday evening, who warned that "division within our party and public disputes over leadership will only hurt our efforts to bring our country and our government back in the right direction."
Ocasio-Cortez ran on a progressive platform, which includes Medicare for All, a minimum wage of $ 15, a rejection of corporate PAC money, and the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Pelosi's chief critics, on the other hand, are centric as Spanberger, a former CIA officer who overthrew Conservative Deputy Dave Brat (R-Va.) In the former GOP Fortress in the suburbs of Richmond.
"I think that if we are going to turn the page and bring it back to the political debate, we have to change the people who are conducting these interviews," said Spanberger on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "I have a great deal of respect for what Pelosi knew … but I was very, very clear and honest about my intentions."
The call for Pelosi has not yet appeared, although Fudge is openly considering the Speaker offer and is expected to take the final decision after Thanksgiving. Fudge, the former Chief of the Congress of the Black Senate, called for a trump card – something the liberals are trying to do, but Pelosi and other Democratic leaders held in their hands.
This could make Fudge an attractive alternative for some progress.
However, Pelosi's most difficult opposition does not expect it to come from the club's left wing.
Congressional Progressive Club (CPC) leaders, who are likely to join Ocasio-Cortez next year, have issued a statement praising Pelosi when she sat down last week. They said they were encouraged to allow Pelosi to ensure that "CPC members are represented proportionally on key exclusive committees" and that he wishes "more elected leadership positions that CPC members can run".
"Today we had a very productive interview with leader Pelosi about the growing number of congressional progressive post-election clubs and the need to ensure that CPC members are well represented as we move forward," rep. Mark PocanMarc William PocanCurrent Morning Report – Introduced T-Mobile – Democratic Race for Speaker Changes Pissed McConnell Pussy Editorial Call After Bipartisand After Dems Taken House Colorado First Negro Congressional-called Says Mid-term Positive Future signals MORE (D-WI.), Co-Chair of the CPC and Rep. Pramila JayapalováPramila JayapalDem Women Gather for Pelosi Hill's Morning Report – Introduced by T-Mobile – Democratic Race for Speaker Turns Ugly Overnight Health Care – Introduced Partnership for Safe Medicines – FDA Restricts Sales of Emo-E-cig | Proposes ban on menthol in tobacco Left to vote on one payer 's account at a new congress | More than 12k lost Medicaid in Arkansas MORE (D-Wash.), First Vice-President of the CPC.
"We look forward to announcing to our CPC members a productive and successful interview with leader Pelosi."