Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to be settling a few scores as her time in Congress comes to an end.
While speaking with Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns for their new book “This Will Not Pass,” Pelosi broke her silence on the Democratic Party’s internal struggles.
Pelosi said the radical left flank of the Democrats has severely fractured the party.
The speaker accused the progressive wing of alienating three demographic groups critical for the Democrats to have any success: Asian immigrants, Hispanic immigrants, and Catholics.
Pelosi specifically blames Reps Pramila Jayapal and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying they were fighting to be the “queen bee” of the Left and taking the Democrats down a path to the minority.
“In a few strictly confidential conversations she pointed a finger leftward.
“Pelosi told one senior lawmaker that Democrats had alienated Asian and Hispanic immigrants with loose talk of socialism.
“In some of the same communities, the Italian Catholic speaker said, Democrats had not been careful enough about the way they spoke about abortion among new Americans who were devout people of faith.”
Pelosi also spilled the beans on what happened with the disastrous infrastructure bill.
Biden ran on getting a bipartisan infrastructure bill done and he did – or Joe Manchin and Mitch McConnell did – actually get it done in the Senate.
But the Left was not happy and took the biggest political gamble in a century.
They bet the 2022 midterms and Biden’s re-election that Joe Manchin would cave.
Manchin did not. Pelosi looked powerless. And Joe Biden looked incompetent.
The American people noticed the bumbling and you can see it reflected in the polls and the recent local elections.
The Democratic Party is not just toxic, but arrogant, and incompetent.
“During the infrastructure vote, Pelosi was angry and in private she vented about the progressive blockade that had forced her to cancel the infrastructure vote,” they wrote in the book.
“She told another House Democrat that Pramila Jayapal and Ocasio-Cortez were vying to be the ‘queen bee’ of the left, but that their reward might be serving in the House minority after the next election.”
Pelosi also came clean about one of the biggest mysteries in Washington: is Joe Biden’s chief of staff to blame for the chaos and failures of the Biden white House.
“Not all Democrats shared Biden’s admiration for Klain; some party leaders grumbled about his hard-charging manner and expansive intellectual confidence.
“The Speaker of the House was one of those Democrats.
“ Late in the 2020 campaign, Pelosi grew openly annoyed when an adviser urged her to consult with Klain about health care legislation.
“What, she asked, does Ron Klain know about anything,” they wrote.
.@AOC: “We have to be able to assure the American people that […] they don’t have to worry about if they’re competing with their member of Congress’s stock portfolio in order to be heard. It’s a pretty simple concept.” https://t.co/z6C5YGinOY pic.twitter.com/wKae7DMwo8
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