House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke briefly about her morning meeting with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Friday, calling the freshman congresswoman “gracious” and comparing their disagreements to “differences” within a “family.”
“We had a good meeting,” Pelosi said. “And the congresswoman is a very gracious member of Congress, so we had a very positive conversation about our districts and how we represent our country and how we need to meet the needs, the diversity of America and the challenges we face in terms of issues and how immigration and people are respected.”
“It’s just like you’re in a family,” she continued. “In a family you have your differences, but you’re still family.”
She also said that she has “confidence” and “joy” in the diversity of her caucus, but emphasized her role as a “unifier” no matter her personal progressiveness.
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Ocasio-Cortez reached out for a meeting a couple weeks ago to — as Pelosi put it — “clear the air” after a dust-up over border legislation.