House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has dismissed Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s sphere of influence, calling the socialist wing of the House of Representatives, “like, five people.”

This isn’t the first time she’s been dismissive – and critical – of the young New York congresswoman. Pelosi recently rejected AOC’s proposals, both the Green New Deal plan proposed to tackle climate change and the expansion of Medicare for all Americans.

In a new interview with 60 Minutes, Pelosi was asked to describe “AOC and her group.”

Pelosi told interviewer Lesley Stahl that those who prescribe to AOC’s left-wing, progressive ideals were “like, five people.”

Stahl suggested the “progressive group is more than five” but Pelosi was adamant.

Well, the progressive ... I’m a progressive.

She added: “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.

The house speaker’s comments were scrutinised online.

Some people are criticising Pelosi for her words

And they're arguing that progressives are popular in Congress - as well as challenging her meaning of 'center'

Others challenged the Democrat for categorising herself as 'progressive'

Journalist Mehdi Hassan echoes those statements

Others are pointing out that socialist progressives in the House are actually 'powerful'

President Trump criticised Pelosi's 60 Minutes appearance and Trump Jr accused Pelosi of being 'scared' of AOC, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

Which didn't go down well online

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