Pelosi on disagreement with Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley: 'They're four people and that's how many votes they got'

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Pelosi's comments follow a recent split between the four lawmakers and more moderate House Democrats over a House-passed spending measure aimed at helping migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The House passed a border funding bill 230-195, mostly along party lines, but with opposition from Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley. 

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The freshman lawmakers issued a joint statement saying they would vote against the bill, which they say "gives even more money to ICE and CBP and continues to support a fundamentally cruel and broken immigration system."

Pelosi told The Times in an interview published Saturday that she believes the four freshman lawmakers made themselves irrelevant by voting against “our bill.”

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” she said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”

The lower chamber later changed course and voted to approve a Senate funding bill 305-102 that had bipartisan support but was opposed by progressives in the House.