During Sunday’s episode of 60 Minutes, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got snippy when Lesley Stahl brought AOC into the discussion.
It all began when Stahl asked why Pelosi hasn’t raised any young talent to positions of leadership in the Democrat party.
When the 60 Minutes host referenced AOC’s criticisms of the Speaker, she lost her cool almost immediately. Apparently the Democrat party isn’t as “united” as they like to appear.
Here’s the partial transcript of the exchange:
Lesley Stahl: Can we talk about the A-word?
Nancy Pelosi: What’s that?
Lesley Stahl: Age.
Nancy Pelosi: Oh, age!
Lesley Stahl: You’re 80.
Nancy Pelosi: Right.
Lesley Stahl: Your number two, Steny Hoyer’s 81. Your number three, Jim Clyburn, is 80. Why haven’t you brought young people into the leadership? We’ve-
Nancy Pelosi: Because we have. You perhaps don’t know.
Lesley Stahl: Why does AOC complain that you have not been grooming younger people for leadership?
Nancy Pelosi: I don’t know. You’ll have to ask her– because we are.
Lesley Stahl: –that was kind of sharp, kinda dismissing her.
Nancy Pelosi: I’m not dismissing her. I respect her. I think she’s very effective as are other– many other members in our caucus that the press doesn’t pay attention to. But they are there and they are building support for what comes next.
With a splintered Democrat party, they might not get as much done as they think.