Frustrated with AOC?
You’re not the only one.
Host Whoopi Goldberg called out AOC on The View for disrespecting older Democratic women.
Watch the tense exchange below:
It's not a good look when even liberal Whoopi Goldberg is calling you out for your behavior.
Fox News has details on the clash:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attempted to quell "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg's concerns about her after Goldberg suggested that the congresswoman disrespected the influence of older Democratic women.
"I was very happy when you were elected because I thought it was a great step ... and then you lost me," Goldberg told Ocasio-Cortez, "because it felt like you were saying to people like me that I was too old and didn't do enough."
Ocasio-Cortez quickly jumped in to deny that, but Goldberg continued. "Well, that's what it sounded like and so that has bothered me because I feel like I love young people .. but you're on my shoulders."
"Absolutely," Ocasio-Cortez responded. Goldberg added: "And we have carried this fight." She referred specifically to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats from California.
To hear an apparent dismissal from Ocasio-Cortez "bothered the hell out of me," Goldberg said. "And I've been very upset about it for a long time."
Their comments came after a highly-publicized spat between Ocasio-Cortez, her "squad" of progressive freshmen, and Pelosi. Pelosi had downplayed the "squad's" political power after they voted against a bipartisan measure funding immigration enforcement agencies.
Ocasio-Cortez responded by criticizing Pelosi for targeting a group of women of color.
A few clips from AOC's appeance on The View below:
Though she has spent most of her short political life attacking her Democratic elders like Nancy Pelosi, AOC attempted to make amends.
AOC even called Pelosi the "mama bear of the Democratic party."
Is AOC becoming part of the left-wing establishment?
To many, this seems like a sudden departure from her past rhetoric.
Mediate has more on AOC's appearance on The View:
Goldberg asked if she misunderstood what she was saying.
Ocasio-Cortez said in responded, “I work very closely with my sister Rashida Tlaib and one of the things that she says is we are not divided, we are disconnected. The way that we connect is by sharing, honestly, our takes with each other. That being said, first of all, I think there’s a lot of incentive to blow up disagreements in the party as like huge fights because I think it’s important for us all to recognize — and we do this in our rallies — to recognize the people who have been in this fight to allow us to have this window as we do right now.”
She called Pelosi the “mama bear of the Democratic party” and shouted out other Democrats who served for many years, including the late Elijah Cummings, saying, “I think it’s important to say that but also to say that part of, I think, youth and culture, it’s always been seen and cast as rebellious, but ultimately, we are not a moment that is disconnected from our past, we are part of a long movement of ancestors and elders that we should always acknowledge.”
When AOC inevitably returns to the campaign trail to stump for Senator Sanders, it will be interesting to see whether she tries to play nice with the Democrat establishment.