“I was very happy when you were elected because I thought it was a great step … and then you lost me,” Goldberg told Ocasio-Cortez, “because it felt like you were saying to people like me that I was too old and didn’t do enough.”
…”Well, that’s what it sounded like and so that has bothered me because I feel like I love young people .. but you’re on my shoulders.”
“Absolutely,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. Goldberg added: “And we have carried this fight.” She referred specifically to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats from California.
…To hear an apparent dismissal from Ocasio-Cortez “bothered the hell out of me,” Goldberg said.
…Goldberg was annoyed that younger lawmakers were criticizing how effective Pelosi, Feinstein, and other older Democrats had been in effecting change.
She went on to send a message to younger members of Congress: “Please remember that the people who are here now — all you young people, you’re on the shoulders of a whole bunch of people who came before you. And you have to stop discounting that.”