In the interview, CBS News' Lesley Stahl pointed out the Democratic Party, more than ever, has waring factions within its caucus between moderates and progressives, many of whom describe themselves as "democratic socialists."
"That's like five people," Pelosi interrupted.
Just prior to the exchange, Pelosi readily dismissed the radical agenda of her party's progressive wing, which those like Ocasio-Cortez are eager to implement, and said that, in the end, Democratic lawmakers will be forced to tow the mainstream line, if for no other reason but the Democratic Party's vitality.
Pelosi's interview aired one day after one of the Democratic Party's popular young progressives, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), criticized Democratic leadership for, in her eyes, failing to defend controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) from critics upset that she referred to the 9/11 terrorists as "some people" who "did something."
Pelosi responded to Tlaib's frustration by directly condemning President Donald Trump, who controversially posted a video to social media that highlighted Omar's remarks.