Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) may have just gotten to Congress, but she’s already declaring her dominance over her fellow Democrats and letting them know, “I’m the boss.”
She said those exact words at a New York Hall of Science event late last month, according to CNS News.
“I’m at least trying, and they’re not,” she told the audience. “So, the power is in the person who’s trying, regardless of the success.”
“If you’re trying, you’ve got all the power. You’re driving the agenda. You’re doing all this stuff,” she continued.
“I just introduced Green New Deal two weeks ago, and it’s creating all this conversation. Why? Because no one else has even tried,” she claimed. “Because no one else has even tried!”
“So, people are like ‘Oh, it’s unrealistic; oh, it’s vague; oh, it doesn’t address this little minute thing,’” she said mockingly, even though her Green New Deal is incredibly unrealistic and contains all sorts of vagueness about the details of the vast, fundamental changes she’s proposing for America.
“And, I’m like, ‘You try! You do it! ‘Cause you’re not’” she gestured angrily as the crowd cheered.
“So, until you do it, I’m the boss!”
Watch that part below, starting at the 29:50 mark:
Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is refusing to commit to a vote on the Green New Deal yet, saying that lawmakers need something that is “evidence-based” instead, according to Fox News.
“I can’t say we’re going to take that and pass it because we have to go through our checks and balances of it with our committee chairs and the rest,” she warned.
Pelosi also criticized Ocasio-Cortez’ plan during an interview with Rolling Stone, saying, “Now, in terms of the Green New Deal [as conceived], that goes beyond what our charge is. Our charge is about saving the planet. They have in there things like single-payer and . . . what is it? Guaranteed income?”