'The Young Turks' host Cenk Uygur said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "basically spit in progressives' face" in his reaction to the introduction of the Green New Deal. Uygur predicts Pelosi will fight "tooth and nail" to kill the legislation.
'The Young Turks' reports:
"I look forward to fighting Nancy Pelosi and I look forward to defeating Nancy Pelosi in getting the Green New Deal passed," Cenk Uygur said on The Young Turks while covering the Speaker of the House's dismissive response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.
Uygur raised a question to Washington reporters, "What is your vested interest in calling her progressive when she is actively dismissive toward progressive ideals and policies," then referencing a report by The Intercept of a Pelosi aide doing a presentation for Blue Cross Blue Shield against Medicare for All.
"She didn't even bother finding out what progressives want because she ain't going to do it. She's going to do what her donors want. That's who Nancy Pelosi is. Not remotely progressive."
He went to criticize reporters who describe Pelosi as progressive and said her reaction to Green New Deal, "Basically spit in progressives' face here."
"If you can't figure out why we sometimes fight with corporate democrats...I'm not on the same team with someone who wants to kill legislation I'm in favor of," predicting that Pelosi will fight, "tooth and nail," to kill the Green New Deal.