House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy mocked House Dems on Thursday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got into a feud with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“The majority has reached a new low,” McCarthy said. “I watch the news. A lot of the talk is about the war within this new ‘socialist Democratic Party.’ It’s interesting. In a few short months, I watched the speaker and a lot of those freshmen smile on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine. And now I’m just watching stones being thrown at one another.”
McCarthy also said the dysfunction was impeding legislative and policy business of Congress, alluding to comments from AOC’s chief of staff, who questioned Pelosi’s leadership on social media.
“Now I understand within this new ‘Democratic socialist party,’ they’ve got a big fight going on in their conference. They have real challenges to bring up the most basic things,” McCarthy said. “I understand that it’s not just a family feud, it’s now become a war.”
Last week, in an interview with the New York Times Pelosi criticized “the squad,” a quartet of AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”