Tag Archives: Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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Pelosi: It’s Not Worth Impeaching Trump

“I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, telling the Washington Post she’s not focused on impeaching President Trump.

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AOC Praises Pelosi

“I think she’s doing great. I think she’s actually doing a great job. I’m very proud that she was able to hold the caucus together during the longest shutdown in American history. I think she got concessions from the president. I think she’s showing people who’s boss and I very much understand that she’s in an extraordinarily difficult position.”

— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), in an interview with NPR, on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Democrats have Highest Approval Rating in a Decade

38%

Among American voters in a Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday, 38 percent approved of the way Democrats in Congress are handling their job, while 48 percent disapproved. Congressional Democrats’ approval rating was the highest since 38 percent approved and 50 percent disapproved in an early July 2009 survey by the university. Republicans in Congress got a 30 percent job approval rating and a 65 percent disapproval rating, which was largely unchanged from surveys conducted recently.

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Pelosi: Trump Underestimated the Dems

“Our diversity is our strength. But our unity is our power. And that is what maybe the president underestimated.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by the Washington Post.

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Cruz Frightened by Democratic Response to Trump’s Wall Address

“I gotta say, watching the Schumer-Pelosi response was one of the most frightening things I’ve seen. You want to talk about a visual? I am pretty convinced that was an actual hostage video.”

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by The Hill.

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Pelosi: Trump Doesn’t Want a Wall, He Wants a Distraction

“I don’t even know if the president wants the wall. I think he just wants a debate on the wall. And he’s having some difficulty with it.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), asserting that President Trump’s border wall push has nothing to do with border security, but is instead designed to energize his conservative base and distract the country from the various scandals dogging his administration, The Hill reports.

Enumerati

Democrats Got Higher TV Rating than Trump’s Address

4%

“President Trump’s televised Oval Office address on immigration Tuesday drew a big audience. The response from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer drew a slightly bigger audience, at least according to preliminary figures,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “The quarter hour (9-9:15 p.m. ET) containing the president’s speech drew a combined 28.1 household rating in metered markets on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News and NBC. The following 15 minutes, including analysis and the Pelosi-Schumer rebuttal, averaged 29.3 across those same networks, a bump of about 4 percent.”

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Short Question, Very Long Answer

“Why does everyone want to impeach me, Nancy?”

— President Trump, quoted by CBS News, to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at a White House meeting on the government shutdown.

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Pelosi Defends Tlaib — Kind of

“I wouldn’t use that language. I don’t — again establish any language standard for my colleagues but I don’t think it’s anything worse than what the president has said.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by NBC News, on a viral video of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) saying “we’re going to impeach the motherf**ker.”

News & Comment

A Dollar

Reporter: Is there any situation in which you would accept even a dollar of wall funding for this president in order to reopen the government?

Speaker Pelosi: A dollar.