Can Democrats be the grown-ups?



January 7, 2019 - 11:05 AM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, awaits the start of the 116th Congress on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday

WASHINGTON — I watched from the House gallery Thursday afternoon when the Democrats’ socialist sensation, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in suffragist white, rose to announce her vote for speaker.

“Nancy Pelosi,” the 29-year-old firebrand declared.

From the Republican backbenches came boos and derisive groans.

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