NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News deleted a tweet early Wednesday about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s brief speech at the Democratic National Convention that she complained was misleading and appalling.
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NBC News deletes tweet that Ocasio-Cortez called misleading By DAVID BAUDER August 19, 2020 GMT In this image from video, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the second night of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Aug. Ocasio-Cortez complained via Twitter that NBC's report didn't appear to recognize the purpose of her 90-second commentary: a “routine procedural motion” to salute Sanders' runner-up campaign.
The network’s offending tweet said that “in one of the shortest speeches of the DNC, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez did not endorse Joe Biden.” The tweet quoted the New York congresswoman seconding the nomination of Bernie Sanders, who amassed more than 1,000 delegates in his ultimately unsuccessful primary bid.
Ocasio-Cortez complained via Twitter that NBC’s report didn’t appear to recognize the purpose of her 90-second commentary: a “routine procedural motion” to salute Sanders’ runner-up campaign.
In deleting the tweet and sending out a replacement, NBC said that its original report “should have included more detail on the nomination process.”
That correction didn’t satisfy Ocasio-Cortez, however.
“You waited several hours to correct your obvious and blatantly misleading tweet,” she wrote in one tweet. “It sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol, & now the misinfo you created is circulating on other networks.”
In another tweet, she asked, “How are you going to fix the incredible amount of damage and misinformation that you are now responsible for? “Because a 1:15 a.m. tweet to slip under the radar after blowing up a false and divisive narrative across networks isn’t it.”
Still, there was nothing that prevented the congresswoman from mentioning Biden’s name in her short address. She endorsed Biden after Sanders suspended his campaign and has said that defeating President Donald Trump is a “life and death issue” for her constituents. She sent a tweet Wednesday congratulating Biden on winning the Democratic Party nomination.
Lauren Hitt, a spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez, said people who criticized the congresswoman for ignoring Biden in her speech were looking to create division when there wasn’t any. She said that both Biden and Sanders representatives went over her speech before she recorded it.
“This is what the DNC asked us to do,” Hitt said.© Provided by NBC News
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced appointments to several powerful committees on Thursday, most notably the selection of Rep. Kathleen Rice over fellow New Yorker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The New York lawmakers had been jockeying for a seat on the panel, according to several media reports, and lobbying to colleagues behind the scenes for weeks, Politico reported.
Casino marche france. The committee oversees a broad range of issues, including consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health, health care policy and climate issues.
Politico reported that there was a contentious private meeting on Thursday at the Steering and Policy Committee, where there was a secret ballot to vote on the two candidates. The news outlet said the vote was 46-13.
Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a rising star in the party, has been outspoken on many of the issues the committee would tackle. She is currently a member of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Reform. She also co-chaired a panel advising President-elect Joe Biden on climate policy during his campaign.
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Rice is a more moderate member of the party, a former district attorney who represents parts of Long Island. She currently serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security. Rice's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Pelosi praised the appointments in a statement.
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'House Democrats are united in our mission to Build Back Better, and with these strong voices at the table, we will deliver on that sacred promise to make a real difference for all Americans,' she said.