Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Pelosi after she knocked progressives for voting against spending package

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy: Court upholds Trump repeal of Obama fracking rule | Oil price drop threatens fracking boom | EPA eases rules on gasoline sales amid coronavirus Ocasio-Cortez blasts coronavirus stimulus package as 'shameful' on House floor Oil price drop threatens US fracking boom MORE (D-N.Y.) hit back at Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDC argues it is shortchanged by coronavirus relief bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing Hillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike MORE (D-Calif.) over Twitter on Saturday night after Pelosi knocked the freshman lawmaker for not voting with Democrats on a spending package passed by the House last week.

Earlier on Saturday, Pelosi took aim at progressive congresswomen Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTexas man arrested for allegedly threatening Democrats over coronavirus bill Undocumented aliens should stay away as COVID-19 rages in the US The Southern Poverty Law Center and yesterday's wars MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi Tlaib20 House Dems call on Trump to issue two-week, nationwide shelter-in-place order Pressley, Tlaib introduce bill providing .5B in emergency grants for the homeless Detroit officials halt water shutoffs over coronavirus outbreak concerns MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyPressley experiencing flu-like symptoms, being tested for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - Senate overcomes hurdles, passes massive coronavirus bill Pressley, Tlaib introduce bill providing .5B in emergency grants for the homeless MORE (D-Mass.) after the four voted against the House's version of a $4.5 billion spending package recently passed by Congress that sought to remedy issues at the southern border.

In an interview with the The New York Times, Pelosi said she believed the four lawmakers made themselves irrelevant by voting against what she referred to as “our bill," which passed in in a vote of 230-195, mostly along party lines, but with opposition from Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley. The House later passed a Senate border funding bill, sending that version to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE for his signature. 

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

In response, Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter, “That public 'whatever' is called public sentiment. And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”

In a second tweet, Ocasio-Cortez said, "I don't believe it was a good idea for Dems to blindly trust the Trump admin when so many kids have died in their custody."

“It’s a huge mistake," she added. "This admin also refuses to hand over docs to Congress on the whereabouts of families. People’s lives are getting bargained, & for what?”