Nancy Pelosi got her first example of what to expect from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she officially joined Congress.
The incident involved a group of protesters crowding into Rep. Pelosi’s office to rebuke her for not making a bigger push for issues on climate change.
Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez became part of the story when she physically joined the event. Even giving words of encouragement to the protesters.
“I just want to let all of you know how proud I am of each and every single one of you for putting yourselves and your bodies and everything on the line to make sure that we save our planet, our generation, and our future. It’s so incredibly important. […] We have to get to 100 percent renewable in 10 years. There is no other option. The IPPC has let us know that and what I hope we all show is that this moment is a rallying point. It’s not just about confrontation, but in a way, it’s about real meaningful unity behind our goals.”
To her credit Pelosi responded to the protests by vowing to reinstate a select committee on climate change and put $1 trillion toward the issue. Pelosi also expressed that Capitol Police should allow the demonstration to continue.
“We welcome the presence of these activists, and we strongly urge the Capitol Police to allow them to organize and participate in our democracy,” Pelosi wrote.
The battle between these two comes across as greatly amusing to conservatives however. Who take comfort in the infighting the two seem to cultivate.