Behold arguably the best headline all week: Minority Leader and Want-to-Be Speaker (Again) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) remarked during a Capitol Hill press conference that: “Every place I go [people say] thank you for saving America.” Pelosi may have finally lost touch with reality, or perhaps this is just a desperate attempt to secure the Speakership. Nevertheless, the “Never Nancy” crowd is gaining traction in their efforts to define Pelosi. It’s not about personality; it’s about the vision for the future of the party, but so far, the future isn’t looking so bright.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said today that “every place” she goes people tell her “thank you for saving America.”
“Winning 23 seats in a voter-suppressed, gerrymandered map was a wave — was a wave. I’d always knew we would win that, but now we’re getting up to 40,” she said of the still-undecided races. “That’s really a very big — almost a tsunami. We’ll see.”
“The thrill of it all is that 30 — half the members — the new members in our Democratic class are women,” she added. “One on the Republican side — happy for that one person, but sad to say just one.”
So far, 17 House Democrats have pledged in a letter to vote against Pelosi for speaker in the 116th Congress. Pelosi told reporters at today’s Capitol Hill press conference that she was “largely responsible for most of the resources that went into those campaigns” of the reticent freshmen lawmakers.
“That didn’t matter to me. I just said, ‘Just win — just win, baby,'” she said.