While the 2018 election saw an influx of progressive politics into the Democratic Party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., doesn’t see the high-profile freshman class as especially threatening to the party’s direction.
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said.
In terms of real power, Pelosi said the likes of Reps. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley wield little.
“But they didn’t have any following,” she said. “They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
The quartet voted against a recent spending bill favored by more moderate lawmakers in the party.