A nervous Nancy Pelosi responded Thursday to criticism from Democratic colleagues asking her to step down from her leadership post and President Donald Trump’s subsequent tweet mocking her for helping Republicans politically.
Some Republican members have said that it would be good for their party if Pelosi remains the top Democrat in the House. These remarks followed heavy criticism from Democratic lawmakers of Pelosi’s leadership following Tuesday’s special election losses in Georgia and South Carolina.
Many within the Democratic party are calling for new leadership…In other words, Nancy needs to go ASAP!
President Trump went on Twitter to mockingly signal his support for the Pelosi:
Conservatives like former speaker Newt Gingrich have been saying they hope Nancy Pelosi stays on as Minority Leader of the House…She’s good for the Republican Party. She’s definitely on the hot seat right now but in true Pelosi fashion, she’s oblivious to the reality that it’s time to go. She even said she’s a “master legislator”…Um, no…
Check out the transcript of her comments at the press conference:
“So, you want me to sing my praises? Is that what you’re saying? Why should I? Well, I’m a – uh – um – master legislator, I am a, uh, strategic, politically astute leader, I am a – uh, uh, my, uh, uh – my leadership is recognized by many around the country and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our elections, sad to say.”
“I’m very pleased at the cooperation we’re doing working with all the, um, social media and small donor community to change how we communicate but also how we attract resources, intellectual and financial, uh, to the party. I have experience in winning the congress. When people said to us in ’05, ‘you don’t have a chance, be ready for a, uh, permanent Republican majority’, I said, Harry Reid and I said, ‘we don’t accept that’, so we proceeded, we took the president from 58 to 38, president Bush won the election. But the fact is, they will always make a target. Senator Reid was a target, Senator Daschle was a target, Tip O’Neill was a target, I am a target, and they always want to choose our leaders, and usually they go after the most effective leaders because they want to take us – diminish us – uh – the opportunity that we have. We have a Democratic caucus where members participate in the decisions and right now, the members are putting together our messaging as we go forward. I could have written something down on the page and said, ‘this is what I think”, but we don’t do things that way, we listen to members, we’re very proud of our, uh, policy and communications committee.”