Pelosi Dismisses Notion Of Dem Division: ‘They Know We Have To Hold The Center’

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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April 15, 2019 7:46 a.m.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dismissed the notion that there are schisms within her caucus Sunday, minimizing the far-left contingent.

“By and large, whatever orientation they came to Congress with, they know that we have to hold the center,” Pelosi told CBS’ Lesley Stahl. “That we have to…go down the mainstream.”

When Stahl pushed her, asking about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the other prominent freshmen members, Pelosi was reductive. “That’s like five people,” she shrugged.

Watch the full interview here.

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