Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Medicine | By Ray Hunter

Pelosi dismisses Democratic candidates running against her leadership: 'Just win, baby'

Pelosi dismisses Democratic candidates running against her leadership: 'Just win, baby'

She called on the House Ethics Committee to investigate and said the congressman "will fully cooperate". "But that didn't happen", she said. Her explanation of how the tax cut bill defies the tradition of comity and consensus similarly elides Pelosi's role in imposing the egregious ObamaCare bill through brute partisan force.

First it was her repeated admonitions that the GOP's tax cuts amounted to "crumbs" for the middle class - a talking point that has clearly given her Democratic colleagues agita because of its elitist overtones.

Nancy Pelosi clearly wants to be speaker again, and she's on the cusp of reclaiming that perch. But someone appears to be standing in her way: Nancy Pelosi. While PolitiFact ruled a month ago that claims Pelosi had pledged to raise taxes were only "half true," Pelosi seemed to just confirm that's her plan. "Do you know what you sound like?" You talk around it.

None of this is to say this is a fatal blow for Pelosi's hopes to become speaker. Since then, she championed some of the party's greatest victories in decades, including the 2010 enactment of the Affordable Care Act, but she's come under fire more recently from critics in her own party, particularly younger lawmakers who are itching to climb into the leadership ranks.

Former Hillary Clinton campaign adviser Joel Payne and former George W. Bush speechwriter Anneke Green on whether Senate Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is hurting the Democratic Party.

"I do object to what they did in the dark of night to put forth something that gives 83% of the benefits to the top 1%. I do think that we should revisit the tax legislation in the way that we always have, in a bipartisan, transparent way", Mrs. Pelosi replied. "I don't take offense at that". She declined to predict how many seats the party might pick up, but suggested the only question is whether the midterms will prove "a wave or a tsunami".

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