Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals What She And Paul Gosar Discussed On House Floor
Source: Huffington Post
When Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Paul Gosar were spotted conversing on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, observers were curious to know what the New York Democrat and Arizona Republican could have to chat about so casually. After all, Gosar was stripped of his committee appointments in 2021 for posting an anime video of himself attacking and killing Ocasio-Cortez.
The topic at hand turned out to be what was playing out in front of them, as the new Republican majority attempted and failed to elect a House speaker. Without a House speaker, none of the representatives could be sworn in, and House business was at a standstill.
Ocasio-Cortez told MSNBCs Alex Wagner later Tuesday that Gosar had brought up the possibility of Republicans cutting a deal with Democrats that could secure the speakership for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Challenges brought by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and others meant that three rounds of voting on Tuesday failed to reach the necessary total to elect McCarthy.
Ocasio-Cortez said with a laugh: I think in chaos anything is possible, especially in this era. But she signaled that the possibility of a deal of any kind was not going to happen.
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Desperation makes some people try things they never would have tried before
She could have told Gosar the Gosarian the following: "We'll entertain it, if and ONLY IF, you go on national TV and fully admit any and all role you had in 1/6."
But no, she made the right call in signaling no deal.
I need to send someone over to feel out the Democrats on working with me to secure the Speakership. I know I'll have Gosar go talk to AOC. Brilliant, I am!
What source do you cite?
I've watched the pre and post conversations with Caucus Chairman Rep. Pete Aguilar. He's been very clear about it all. I see no reason that she would go against party wisdom here.
The rumor you mention is only that. Trying to divide Dems once again if anything.
She has learned a great deal in the time she has been on the floor and learned how to negotiate. Not the same person as when she first came on.
Boebert is another one. MTG is just a loud mouth like Jordan. Boebert moved away from her.
I can honestly see her negotiating. She had several good ides Kevin turned down.
Play it up in the media as she is doing some.
I would have gone a little further - get the politicos chatting it up. Leave 'em dangling.
If you think we're seeing a circus now, wait until some GOP members find out the Dems might help select their Speaker.
That's pouring gasoline on the fire ...
DO NOT FALL for the LIES and BS Dems!!!! McCarthy would tell Democrats in the House any whopper he can come up with to get his leadership back.
Lets see...where did I hear that BS last? Oh yeah...Kavanaugh stated under oath and called Roe an important precedent that has been reaffirmed many times He also said it is "settled law". Right.......
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at a Saturday night event that it will be hard not to hit House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speakers gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker.
I want you to watch Nancy Pelosi hand me that gavel. It will be hard not to hit her with it, McCarthy said in audio posted to Twitter by a Main Street Nashville reporter.
FUCK YOU McCarthy...........