Pelosi rejects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s concerns that the Democratic Party isn’t building new leadership: ‘You’ll have to ask her – because we are’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi/Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images;Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images ing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday disputed progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that the Democratic Party isn't building new leadership. "Why does AOC complain that you have not been grooming younger people for leadership?" CBS' Lesley Stahl asked Pelosi during a "60 Minutes" interview. "I don't know. You'll have to ask her — because we are," replied Pelosi, who was recently sworn in as House Speaker of the 117th Congress. Pelosi told Stahl that she was "not dismissing" Ocasio-Cortez, adding, "I think she's very effective, as are many other members in our caucus that the press doesn't pay attention to.

But they are there, and they are building support for what comes next." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday disagreed with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claims that Democratic leaders haven't been assembling a new cohort to take over the party.  "Why does AOC complain that you have not been grooming younger people for leadership?" CBS News host Lesley Stahl asked Pelosi during a "60 Minutes" interview. "I ...read more...