Leftist activist David Hogg attacked “old” Nancy Pelosi in an interview published on Monday in NYMag where he was described as being “a spokesperson for radicalized young America.”
Hogg claimed that Republicans are effective in politics because “they’re empowering young people,” specifically pointing to Paul Ryan’s age when he became Speaker of the House — 45 — as being what makes Republicans successful.
“Nancy Pelosi is old,” Hogg said in the interview. “Older Democrats just won’t move the f*** off the plate and let us take control.”
In a profanity-laced interview earlier this year, Hogg said that his parent’s generation was not competent enough to solve problem’s in today’s world, saying, “our parents don’t know how to use a f***ing democracy, so we have to.”
“It’s like when your old-ass parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the f***ing phone,'” Hogg later added.
Hogg went on to attack Bernie Sanders in the interview for being “terrible on guns,” and slammed former President Barack Obama for increasing “drone warfare” and killing “a lot of civilians.”
Pelosi has faced mounting pressure over the last couple of years after the Democrats have lost a significant amount of power nationwide while she has held a top leadership position.
Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) was expected to challenge Pelosi after the 2018 midterms but lost in a stunning upset to 28-year-old bartender-turned-politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.