Whoopi Goldberg tells AOC she lost 'her' support after she 'dismissed' older Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi

Goldberg tipped her proverbial hat to the work of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and California Senator Dianne Feinstein, both of whom were forced to operate in male-dominated spaces, she said.


                            Whoopi Goldberg tells AOC she lost 'her' support after she 'dismissed' older Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi
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Whoopi Goldberg told freshman congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that she had "lost" her support after she went against the old guard of the Democratic Party.

"I was very happy when you were elected because I thought it was a great step and a good direction," Goldberg explained to Ocasio-Cortez during an appearance on 'The View' on Wednesday. "And then you lost me because it felt like you were saying to people like me that I was too old and didn't do enough."

The 64-year-old actress was referring to the July 2019 feud that AOC and other young Democrats had with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the 'establishment.'

"I feel like, 'I love young people,' I was once one," 'The Color Purple' star added. "You're on my shoulders and we have carried this fight."

Whoopi Goldberg attends 'Tina - The Tina Turner Musical' opening night at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 07, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

Goldberg also tipped her proverbial hat to the work of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and California Senator Dianne Feinstein, both of whom were forced to operate in male-dominated spaces, she said. "It sounded like you were dismissing us and it bothered the hell out of me," she added.

But Ocasio-Cortez tried to distance herself from the argument saying there is "incentive" to blow up disagreements that take place within the party.

According to the state politician, young people made it a point to honor their predecessors at their rallies. "Nancy Pelosi–that's mama bear of the Democratic Party," Ocasio-Cortez insisted, before applauding other women and people of color who have been trailblazers in politics. 

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) greets fellow lawmakers ahead of the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 5, 2019, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

The young Democrat then honored the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, under whom she served on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

"He did so much to center us (young people) and uplift us and that is so unusual in a place that revolves around seniority," she said. "I think it's important to say that with youth and culture... it's always been seen and cast as rebellious but ultimately we are not a movement that is disconnected from our past. We are part of a long movement of ancestors and elders that we should always acknowledge.

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