House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed Rolling Stone to use the U.S. Capitol for a photo shoot recently, and during video interviews with the magazine, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Jahana Hayes used the moment to denounce President Trump.
Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez dismissed Trump, with the former demanding he not run for re-election, and the latter claiming she doesn’t want to give him more attention.
“If I had to say something to Trump, I probably wouldn’t say anything, because I don’t think that it’s worth the extra attention,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Pelosi was more pointed in her response.
“Mr. President, do the country a favor, don’t run,” the House Speaker said.
Hayes struck a more conciliatory tone.
“If I were talking to President Trump, I would remind him that you are my President, as well, and I recognize the weight of the office, so it’s not about a person, it’s not about a position, it’s about the office of the President, and the responsibility that goes along with that office,” she said.