Scarborough: Right-wing media should stop 'obsessing' about AOC, 'it is Nancy Pelosi's party'

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough hit at "right-wing commentators" on Friday for "obsessively reporting" on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezIllinois GOP group shares, then deletes meme labeling minority congresswomen 'Jihad Squad' Trump's calculated climate of fear Two Democrats vow to press forward on Trump impeachment MORE (D-N.Y.), noting "it is Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi, Mnuchin reach 'near-final agreement' on budget, debt ceiling Wendy Davis launches bid for Congress in Texas Steyer calls on Pelosi to cancel 'six-week vacation' for Congress MORE's party."

"Right-wing commentators continue obsessively reporting on @AOC and claiming she reflects the consensus of Democrats," Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, wrote in a tweet to his more than 2.5 million followers.

"Nonsense. It is Nancy Pelosi’s party. Full Stop," he added.

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Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old progressive, has been covered extensively by the media since upsetting Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a primary last year. That has led to attacks against her, including by conservative commentators.
 
The freshman representative released her proposal for a Green New Deal on Thursday, which has been ridiculed by some conservative outlets. 
 
The proposal includes "upgrading all existing buildings" in the country for energy efficiency, overhauling the nation's transportation systems to reduce emissions, and aggressively expanding high-speed rail service to "a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary." 
 
But House Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared to downplay the Green New Deal, calling it “the green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they’re for it, right?”
 
Pelosi later sought to clarify her remarks, hailing the zeal of the liberal supporters pushing the plan, though still stopping short of endorsing it.
 
Ocasio-Cortez also pushed back Thursday afternoon on the appearance of party infighting between senior Democratic leadership and herself over how best to address the climate crisis.
 
“Nancy Pelosi is the leader on climate change. She has always been a leader on climate and I will not allow our caucus to be divided up on silly notions, we are in this together. We are 100 percent in this together,” she told reporters at a press conference. “We have different solutions, different mechanisms, different cars we have to drive to get there."