Pelosi mocked AOC in ‘childlike voice’ while hitting out at The Squad for attention grabbing, new book claims

‘Her anger at the four new progressive congresswomen was palpable’

Shweta Sharma
Tuesday 13 April 2021 09:37 BST
<p>Nancy Pelosy’s biography: ‘Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power’ would be out on 20 April</p>

Nancy Pelosy’s biography: ‘Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power’ would be out on 20 April

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once mocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by talking to her in a child-like voice and hit out at “The Squad” of progressive women representatives, according to a soon-to-be-out book.

Ms Pelosi gave blunt advice to New York representative Ocasio-Cortez by adopting the child-like voice and saying: “You’re not a one-person show. This is the Congress of the United States.”

Veteran award-winning journalist Susan Page of USA Today would be releasing the biography of Ms Pelosi called “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power.”

According to the book’s excerpt released in Axios, Ms Page recalled an interview conducted with Ms Pelosi in July 2019 for the book following her dispute with the Squad — a group consisting of Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaiba and Ms Ocasio-Cortez.

Ms Pelosi and the Squad were at odds and exchanged barbs over a number of issues, including the issue of the women lawmakers criticising Democrats in public.

Ms Pelosi’s “anger at the four new progressive congresswomen was palpable,” Ms Page wrote after one of the 10 interviews of her with the House Speaker for the new biography.

The House Speaker also expressed the “pain” she felt when she came to know former president Donald Trump would lead America after winning the elections.

She was “horrified” after Mr Trump won the election and "saw him as unfit for the White House," according to the upcoming book.

"The election of Donald Trump was stunningly scary, and it was justified to be scared," she had said to Ms Page in an interview.

The book would also talk about the first phone call between her and Mr Trump when the former president allegedly asked Ms Pelosi to talk to his daughter about bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues.

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