House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the left flank of the House Democratic caucus represented by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is “like five people” in a Sunday interview.
When Stahl asked for Pelosi’s thoughts on the left wing of the party pushing initiatives such as Medicare for all, which Stahl said were “allowing the president to say you’re all socialists,” Pelosi noted the GOP made similar claims when Lyndon Johnson led the creation of Medicare in the 1960s.
“This is an ongoing theme of the Republicans. However — I do reject socialism as an economic system. if people have that view, that’s their view,” Pelosi said. “That is not the view of the Democratic Party.”
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