AOC, Pelosi To Meet Friday After Turbulent Few Weeks

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L) greets Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (R), D-NY, during the ceremonial swearing-in at the start of the 116th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 3, 2019. (Photo ... Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L) greets Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (R), D-NY, during the ceremonial swearing-in at the start of the 116th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 3, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 26, 2019 7:39 am
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will meet Friday after the freshman congresswoman reached out presumably to smooth out some tensions lingering from a few weeks ago.

According to USA Today, Pelosi has tried to both downplay and express positivity about the meeting.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Pelosi said. “I have a steady stream of members coming through my office and I’ll look forward to her visit as well.”

Ocasio-Cortez struck a similar tone, saying that “It’s nothing too climactic — just trying to make sure we have an open line of communication and get on the same page.”

A few weeks ago, the two exchanged jabs through the press after Ocasio-Cortez — and the other members of the squad — publicly broke with House leadership on border legislation.

The caucus has become more unified since then, coalescing around the four congresswomen — especially Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) — after President Donald Trump launched racist attacks against them. Pelosi called them “our sisters” while urging her members to rally behind the squad.

Pelosi tweeted out a picture of the two after the meeting:

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