The House Speaker said the representative’s wing was “like five people”. Ms Pelosi told CBS News that Ms Ocasio-Cortez didn’t have a significant impact on the Democratic Party. She added she rejects socialism “as an economic system”.
Ms Pelosi said on 60 Minutes: “You have these wings, AOC and her group on one side.
“That’s like five people.
“By and large, whatever orientation they came to Congress with, they know that we have to hold the centre, that we have to go down the mainstream.”
After rejecting AOC’s thoughts on socialism, she said: “If people have that view, that’s their view.
“That is not the view of the Democratic Party.”
Host Lesley Stahl hit back at Ms Pelosi’s comments.
She said: “She like to minimise the conflicts within her office between the moderates and the progressives.
“You have these wings, AOC and her group on one side.
“The progressive group, it’s more than five.”
But Ms Pelosi went on to describe herself as progressive also.
US President Donald Trump hit out at the segment on Twitter.
He said: “Such a “puff piece” on Nancy Pelosi by 60 minutes, yet her leadership has passed no meaningful Legislation.
“All they do is Investigate, as it turns out, crimes that they instigated & committed. The Mueller No Collusion decision wasn’t even discussed.”