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Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on POLITICO Playbook Audio Briefing
"I'm adrienne hearst and welcome to your playbook daily briefing where coffee is definitely infrastructure. We've got the latest on republicans counteroffer to biden's infrastructure. Jobs plan skoda's freeform action and more but i it's one of the unspoken dynamics on capitol hill nancy pelosi and andrea akhazia. Cortez have a chilly relationship. They always have. We have an excerpt this morning in politico mag of a new book by usa today. Washington bureau chief susan page she dives into just how tense things got between the speaker and the squad back in the summer of twenty nineteen at one point pelosi pressed on how she really feels about the quartet of newly elected progressives appeared to mock them in a baby voice and take a swipe at their social media savvy she referenced former appropes chair dave obi saying some people come here as dave. Ob would have said to pose for holy pictures. Then she raised her voice like she was mimicking child and added. See how perfect i am. And how pure she continued. Okay there's the group that's going to pose for holy pictures. Now let's legislate over here harsh. Nancy pelosi and afc are some of the most influential dims and the entire party but they're more rivals allies at the time page. Sat down with pelosi for this book. The speaker and aoc had been locking horns over a series of comments. Pelosi made belittling. Afc's power afc made headlines at the time by saying policies. Words were disrespectful and hurtful her chief-of-staff stuck up for his boss mocking pelosi for claiming to be a legislative mastermind. When voters he said couldn't name a single kitchen table issues she'd passed that as well as staffers attacks on moderate members was too much for pelosi who delivered what page deemed a not so veiled threat. She said they'll understand when they have something they want to pass. If you have something that you want to pass you're better off. Not having your chief of staff send out a tweet in the manner in which that was sent out totally inappropriate notably. That chief of staff is gone now. Squad members didn't respond to requests for comment. Although pelosi spokesman drew hamels said. The speaker has a strong working relationship with the squad and wasn't referring to them specifically with her. Ob quote but aoc's former calms director corbin. Trent accused pelosi of being quote jealous of the young members he added. I think it's a little disgusting to go in there and then say these freshmen. Women of color of congress are going in and posing for pictures. Now it's important to note that this exchange happened a long time ago house democrat who likes both pelosi and afc's helps playbook that while other members of the squad have better relationships with the speaker with those two it can be up and down..
Kevin McCarthy Responds to New Bill That Would Add 4 Seats to the Supreme Court
"Republican leader of the house of representatives. Kevin mccarthy how are you sir good degrade one how are you. I'm doing well my friend. I'm very concerned tonight. The breaking news but it seems like every night. There's breaking news the the democrats in the house and the senate have apparently come up with a bill. At least that's the report to pack the supreme court with four additional justices. Have you ever seen anything like this. Kevin ever never never not even franklin roosevelt. What he what is this all about. Marcus control about controlling me you your listeners. Every single one of these ideas that the democrats bring up a bad idea but controlling our life from gun control from opening up the borders. Just letting anybody in now the idea that they wanna take over the court system. They got the majority in the house. The senate and the presidency now they want to judicial this is they will cheat they will do anything in the idea of power and control hit so true. I mean they weren't allegiance to the democrat party. Not the country. Let me ask you this. You got about twenty still. These phony moderates in the democrat party in the house. It seems to me that pressure needs to be put on them and made abundantly clear. You're finished if you even think about supporting something like this. We've got to do more than just pressure. But there's good news today. Today we swore in julia. Let no a new republican congresswoman. That means nancy pelosi. Today can only have two democrats voted against her bills to still pass them if three democrat goes with republicans we stop it so this is the time to put pressure but actually let's start to feeding up. What the damage that they have done in such a short amount of time we would never even think in our wildest dreams that they would be saying what they're saying today.
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on AM Tampa Bay
"All of the cars, all, um Fifties American model cars because they're living in the fifties. Basically, yeah, and everywhere you go. You see, of all the old Fords and Chevys and Buicks and All of those 55 56 model cars, which when I was a kid, I remember And it was kind of funny seeing that this big city of Havana the fifties 19 fifties, when Nancy Pelosi was probably in her prime, I'd say now, not so much, so I found it interesting yesterday, Jack when I heard House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed the January six capital insurrectionists would have Had a battle on their hands if they encountered her declaring she is a street fighter, Hold street fighter at the age of 81 years old. She looks like she's been on a bunch of them and didn't do too well. Real tough. Nancy Pelosi saying, Well, I'm pretty tough on the street fighter. They would have had a battle on their hands. Yes, indeed. They would have I think that would be good for politics that have Can't let's actually get in the ring and fight it out. You've got great ideas. That's your best. That's your best right there. Duke it out, and let's see who would be running to God only knows somebody in California. But they're gonna be able to whip up on Pelosi. Could you imagine if like for the presidency, Trump and Biden box? Yeah, I think Trump would win. I already read it yourself pretty. That would be pretty well one and done everyone they recount..
Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress on April 28
"Will address a joint session of Congress later this month. Mark Mayfield with them or the president accepted an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to give his first address to Congress on April the 28th that's just one night before his 1/100 day in office. Typically and new president makes his first address to Congress well before this, But Biden wanted to focus on passing on new coronavirus relief package. All right,
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Bartlett reporting. Now it's time for political news With Mark Mayfield. President Biden will address a joint session of Congress later this month. The president accepted an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to give his first address to Congress on April the 28th that's just one night before his 1/100 day in office. Typically, a new president makes his first address to Congress well before this, but Biden wanted to focus on passing a new coronavirus relief package. President Biden says racial equality is the key focus of his entire administration executive order Every single aspect of our government clean every agency. Is primary focus, killing the equity, Biden said. It's been a rough week and call the deadly police. Shooting of black man want to write in Minnesota gone awful, and some powerful figures are teaming up for a TV special about Corona virus vaccines. President Biden, former president Obama, Michelle Obama and several celebrities are taking part in roll up your sleeves this Sunday on NBC. Its goal is to educate viewers raise awareness and address concerns surrounding the code 19 vaccines. That's Mark Mayfield reporting and that roll up your sleeve special he was talking about that's going to be hosted by the Seahawks own Russell Wilson. Everything could.
Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress on April 28
"President Mind and is set to address a joint session of Congress this month. The president accepted an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to give his first address to Congress on April the 28th That's just one night before his 1/100 day in office, typically and new president makes his first address to Congress well before this, But Biden wanted to focus on passing a new coronavirus relief
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on BBC Newsday
"The terror attacks. Mr Biden said it was time to end America's longest war, but that the U. S would continue to support peace efforts between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Gary O'Donoghue is in Washington. There are risks, of course, though, for example, those in the administration here we're also around in 2011 when they drew down troops from Iraq and of course that lead The vacuum where Isis took over in Syria and Iraq. Also, the Taliban may feel less impetus to go to the negotiating table is a result of this unconditional withdrawal. Of course, the speaker of the House here Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, warning that the progress made for girls and for women in Afghanistan that could all be at risk. Crypto currency firm Coin Base, which runs an exchange platform for Bitcoin and other digital currency trading has hit a market value of nearly $100 billion on its first day of trading on Wall Street. Listing is seen as the latest step towards crypto currencies, gaining wider acceptance, James Clayton explains. What this does is allow investors the kind of bet on crypto currency but with a bit more of a blankets because coin bakes, you could buy many different types of crypto currency. So if one crypto currency got banned, for example, like Bitcoin, it would still have other crypto currencies, but its price will go up and down. Roughly in relation to how well crypto currency during generated, so I think we're going to see is a lot of investors are going to say OK, Well, maybe Cryptocurrency is quite risky. I might not want to invest in app, but coin based might be something that's a bit more palatable. Former police woman in the U. S. State of Minnesota has been charged with manslaughter over the fatal shooting of a young black man following a confrontation at a traffic stop. Kim Potter resigned after the death of Dante right in a suburb of Minneapolis on Sunday night. Saying she had meant to draw her Taser, not her handgun. Health officials in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo say they're running out of anesthetics needed to help patients with serious complication from covert 19. On average of 3000 people are dying of covert in Brazil daily Leonardo Russia, reports. The governor of sample has made an urgent request for excess supplies of sedatives from the federal government warning often imminent collapse off the public health system. Some power is Brazil's most populous in richest state. Similar problems Having reported in other parts of the country. The situation is dramatic, with hundreds waiting for places in the intensive care unit as the number of cases continue to go up. World News from the BBC. Democratic Party Lawmakers in the U. S. Will try to use their flim congressional majority to push through several initiatives. Over the next few days. They've approved a vote in the House of Representatives on whether to turn Washington D. C, a liberal stronghold into America's 51st state. Democrats will also call on Thursday for new legislation to expand the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 judges to counter its current conservative bias. And there's an initiative for legislation allowing reparations to be paid to the American descendants of African slaves. The Dutch owners of a ship whose 15 crew members were kidnapped off the coast of Ben in last month says they've been freed. Pirates attacked the Maltese registered chemical tanker W B, which was on route from the Latvian capital, Riga to Lagos in Nigeria. A new study has found the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin could be as effective as prescription medication for treating mild to severe depression. Found that patients reported feeling less depressed after taking both magic mushrooms and anti depressants. Figures from the British music industry show that the popularity of rap and hip hop has reached a 20 year high, with homegrown artists often topping the charts. Liz Omagh's Ember reports. A third of the chart topping singles in 2020 were rap or hip hop tracks. 20 years ago, This kind of music only had a tiny share of the market. But it's now increased to the point where the genre made up 1/5 of all the singles that will listen to last year. Latches view of many of rap and hip hop's biggest names are based in America. But British stars like the Mercury Prize winner Dave on AJ Tracy have also.
Officer Billy Evans Mourned at The Capitol
"Been honored in a ceremony at the. Us capitol rotunda as npr's windsor. Johnston reports evans was killed during an attack outside the us capitol earlier. This month house speaker. Nancy pelosi was among those gathered around. The flag draped casket of capital police. Officer billy evans. She called him a martyr. For the nation's democracy president biden was also in attendance and offering his condolences to the officers. Family biting called evans. A hero.
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on Pat Walsh
"The news today. Ah, this had me laughing, laughing out loud and l o l Never type that before. L o l Nancy Pelosi says she would have kicked capital invaders butts. That's her. Nancy Pelosi said. She went to kick their ass is Buddy. You know that Had she been alive. Here's what you saying Had she been allowed to be in the room? Speaking of fist City, Nancy Pelosi wouldn't went fist city and wiped up the floor with the protestors stormed the capital in January. That's the word of the house speaker. Self is his quote. I'm pretty tough on the street fighter. You could tell by your leathery Makeup, right and leathery skin. Then in a few of them. She's wandering the saloons back in the 18 hundreds. Let's face it, they would have a battle on their hands, she said. Fortunately for the rioters, Pelosi didn't have a chance to show off for mortal combat like skills and Capitol police herded her and the other members of Congress out of the room just for the invaders breach the facility. By the way with this is kind of Mm hmm. Can how I feel it would have gone had Nancy gun in and then and backed up those words, something like this. No, you weren't Whoa! Whoa! No. No wonder she's so leathery, and she's been through the wringer. Going in whipping people's butts, Fists city, baby. You don't want to scrap with the Pelosi Nater. You can't get a good grip on that leathery skin any more to come. Bernie in the porn star that wall So Hey, we get it. You don't want to be hearing a progressive commercial right now. So let us tell you something You do want to hear you are powerful. You are a warrior who bathes in your enemies, tears Then you step out of that refreshing to your bath and into a bathroom that somehow looks good on you. Yeah, you could pull.
Biden to Address Congress on April 28
"On April 28, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, extended the invitation to biting today quote to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment. Speech is all but certain to look different from a traditional joint session of the House and Senate due to the Corona virus pandemic. Details on the capital's preparation for the event are not immediately available. Two days after a black motorist was killed during a
President Joe Biden will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on April 28
"President Biden will address a joint session of Congress later this month for the first time in his presidency house speaker Nancy Pelosi's invited the president to share his vision to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday April twenty eighth this speech will come days before president Biden's one hundredth day in office giving him an opportunity to update the country on his progress it's also a chance to make his case for the two point three trillion dollar infrastructure package he unveiled earlier this month because of the corona virus pandemic the address is expected to look different than a traditional joint session when members of both chambers crammed into the house some internet critics have questioned why Biden hasn't given the state of the union address but in the last several decades every president has waited until their second year in office to deliver that speech Jackie Quinn Washington
Slain Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans Honored at Capitol
"Response being paid today to fall in Capitol police officer Billy Evans, the two young Children of Officer Billy Evans. Crypt. Teddy Bears is therefore Others. Flag draped casket was carried up the Capitol steps to lay in honor in the rotunda. Their father, American hero is lying. Where Abraham Lincoln Lake House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pay tribute with other congressional leaders and President Biden. Your dad was a hero and his partner. It's in your
Slain Capitol Police Officer Billy Evans Honored at Capitol
"As a national hero line honor in the capital returned to this hour. Capitol Police Officer William where Billy Evans was killed April 2nd when a man crashed his vehicle into barrier on the Capitol grounds. A second officer was injured. President Biden joined members of Congress that the capital for a memorial service where Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke of the immense loss to the U. S Capitol police just months after its officers face down an angry mob of pro trump extremists just months after the January six assault on our democracy. Men and women of the Capitol Police were again called to duty on April 2nd officer Evans answered that call and giving his life to protect the capital and our country. He became a martyr for our democracy. Rare distinction of lying in honor was also extended to the late officer Brian Sick, Nick, who lost his life during the January six insurrection by NPR's count, more
Capitol Police Officer William Evans will lie in honor at US Capitol
"The capitol police officer killed last week during an attack will be recognized for his sacrifice. Police officer william. Billy evans died. Friday after a man rammed his car into a barricade near the capital house. Speaker nancy pelosi and senate majority leader. Chuck schumer say. The eighteen year veteran of the force will lie in honor. In the capitol rotunda on april thirteenth. Do the pandemic only invited guests will be allowed inside the driver of the car. Twenty five year. Old noah green was shot on the scene and died. Investigators are focusing on his mental health. They tried to determine a motive for the
Washington DC officer to lie in Capitol Rotunda
"U. S. Capitol Police officer killed in the line of duty will lie in honor inside the Rotunda. Capitol Police officer William Billy Evans died Friday after man rammed his car into a barricade near the capital, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Say the 18 year veteran of the force will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda on April 13th due to the pandemic, only invited guests will be allowed inside the driver of the car. 25 year old Noah Green was shot on the scene and died. Investigators are focusing on his mental health as they try to determine a motive for the
Biden's Infrastructure Plan Faces Test in Congress
"A $2 trillion infrastructure bill proposed by President Biden. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are unlikely to support President Biden's two and a quarter trillion dollar infrastructure plan. Republicans are opposed to a corporate tax rate hike to help pay for the proposal. A group of House Democrats also want to see tax changes, eliminating a cap on deductions for state and local taxes. Hopefully we can get his into the bill. I never Don't give up hope for something like that means so much to the American people. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also expressed urgency. Approving an overall package, she says will create jobs. Jared Howe
Writing of infrastructure bill to take place in May, Pelosi says
"No timetable yet I'm getting President Biden Infrastructure plan to a vote passing a comprehensive infrastructure investment packages. URGENT House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says and drafting legislation could start next month when we're ready. We have the best possible bill. That's when we'll go forward. President Biden's two and a quarter trillion dollar proposal so far likes any support from Republicans and a group of Democrats also want changes to a trump era tax provisions limiting deductions for state and local taxes. I'm a big supporter of their position, as you probably know, it was devastating to the state of California Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Is he will fight Democrats on the infrastructure plan every step of the way. Jared Halpern
President Biden unveils his $2 trillion infrastructure plan
"Where the $1.9 Trillion coronavirus relief package signed President Biden is pivoting do his next big legislative challenge infrastructure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters today about the bills about jobs. It's about the jobs and building the infrastructure is about the jobs that are created by promoting commerce, good paying jobs that we need people to be ready for them, and that's what this package that the president put forth. Does. Democrats say the plan is focused on fixing roads and bridges, expanding Ron ban Internet access and raising corporate
Biden Set to Unveil $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
"Biden is rolling out the first part of a massive infrastructure plan. Today. It appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to pass the legislation fast. A service confirms to ABC News House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hopes to pass President Biden's massive infrastructure plan by July 4th. That's an accelerated timeline for a bill that could end up totaling more than $3. Trillion in spending. Democrats have already sick No, they might try to pass the measure using the reconciliation process, which wouldn't require any Republican votes. But they'd have to get all members of their own party on board in the Senate, which could be its own challenge. Elizabeth Halsey. ABC NEWS Washington
Pelosi taps DC National Guard head to lead House security
"The commander of the Washington DC National Guard has been appointed to serve as the new sergeant at arms for the U. S. house of representatives Major General William Walker becomes the chief law enforcement officer of the house in the aftermath of the deadly attack on January sixth as commanding general of the district of Columbia National Guard Walker was closely involved with security that day as he dispatched troops to assist the capitol police and later testified he was sickened by the violence and destruction house speaker Nancy Pelosi is praised Walker and says his thirty nine years of military experience will be an important asset to the house as it works to improve safety he's the first African American sergeant at arms Jackie Quinn Washington
Editor sidelined after medical journal racism podcast outcry
"The head of Jama, which is a big medical journal of the American Medical Association, did a podcast and in the podcast, he said he didn't believe In Systemic racism because he didn't think doctors were racist. They took the podcast down. His job is in jeopardy. They're investigating him. What role does he have? He's the head of Jama. He's the editor of JAMA as it were. Journal of the American Medical Association. He doesn't think most doctors are racist and he might be fired. He'll be cast down. Let's do that. Okay. Hey, guys, let's have a bet here. What do you say the he's loses the job. I say he loses his job. What? Wait, I have another question for you. What do you think the chances of this guy? I'll look up his name. Howard Bach ner B. A U C. H N E R is a conservative politically, I would say. That the chances that he was is a conservative politically are as great as the chances Of my having a Nancy Pelosi sticker on my car. Howard Bogner Jamas, editor in chief, since 2011 has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into a heavily criticized podcast about structural racism in medicine.
5 ways the postmaster general's new USPS plan could impact your mail delivery
"Us postal service has a plan to save money. But it could mean slowing down some mail and likely raising some prices postmaster general. Louis dejoy announced a new proposal this week. If it gets approved it would take up to five days to get standard first class. Mail delivered right now. The standard is three days or less the plan would also shift more deliveries to trucks. instead of planes. It would cut hours at some post offices and it might raise the price of postage. Although it's not clear by how much keep in mind. The proposal comes at a pretty desperate time for the post office. It's been struggling financially for years and could now lose one hundred and sixty billion dollars over the next decade but not everyone thinks this new proposal is the right way to make up for those losses. House speaker nancy pelosi said it would undermine the very mission of the usps other lawmakers worried. This could dramatically slow the delivery of critical things like prescription drugs and social security checks. Whoever the postmaster general says at least sixty one percent of mail will be delivered in less than three days anyway and no matter what the usps needs to either make changes or get a big government bailout either way. Nothing is set in stone yet. The postal service still wants to get the opinion of the independent postal regulatory commission before making any real
Nancy Pelosi stops short of calling on New York Gov. Cuomo to resign
"From Nancy Pelosi about Randy Andy, the governor of New York. Cut seven play cuts, but I do think that the women deserved is here. The results of these investigations as just the governor. Anybody ineffective later now no tolerance, no tolerance, and this is the subject. Very near and dear to my heart. This is no tolerance for sexual harassment. Let the world know that but you're not calling on him to resign right now. I think we should see the results of the but he may decide and there was hopefully this result will be soon on. What I'm saying is, the governor should look inside his heart. Hey loves New York to see if if he can govern effectively.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"And i'm friday because of course they didn't end what three am. And then. i was also trying to do the rest of this. And i'm like oh yeah this is going to make complete sense so apologies if this sounds a little disconnected. Because again my binders fried. I am and i know most of probably you listeners. As well as any yourself filling already emotionally exhausted from twenty twenty. One i texted. Okay are hello twenty. Twenty one already is outdated there that as well we did. We would out of our way to not predict anything seriously. Still miss the mark. We're amazing but yes so again. We're talking about nancy pelosi. So let's get started. So who is nancy pelosi. Yes and also before we get before. I start answering your question. This is not an endorsement or anything like that. Just want to put that out there. It's probably pretty clear. But we're just talking about her and write her career that kind of thing if nothing. I know she can be a very People have strong opinions right People have very strong opinions. As in fact my partner was everything and i was like. I don't know what you're talking about. But s endorsement but he cannot be denied and making history he has made some significant impacts in our culture and whatever it may be We definitely want acknowledged that as well as talk about why that's important. Yes oh with. That said with her childhood so nancy pelosi is the youngest of children. She's the only girl Born on march twenty sixth nineteen forty. She is the daughter of a baltimore. Mayor thomas j dallas sandro junior. Who's one of the first italian american mayors in maryland and also served on house of representatives and noone seatte. Nancy dila sandro. Who was an italian immigrant. Known quite well efforts as the first lady to her husband. In her obituary many people talked her support for her neighborhood and being hands on with her family and her husband. She made speeches and public appearances during her lifetime and in one appearance made a plea for housing assistance. Saying how can we expect the parents to teach their children love face and tolerance when we have no home when the home fails the community fails the nation fails and fun fact. She also obtained a patent for a steamer for skin. Moisturizing called velvet. I've never heard of that. Have you know but one of my favorite fun facts of all time. Is that people use to use marshmallow cream as the moisture. Blessaun sticky sounds terrible. Doesn't that's a nightmare. it's yes it does sound like a nightmare going onto her her family. Her brother like actually served as a mayor as well but for only one term in here to talk about family. Her family was heavily identified as democrat and she was right there with them. Obviously it was set. Her mother quote did not like anyone. Who's not a democrat and often would say not so nice things about people who did not identify as crap. But i mean i guess where we are today aren't we and it was even reported that when pelosi was offered a toy elephant by a republican poll worker. She refused it in disgust. Shame because the ilford is one of my favorite animals interesting. That's an okay got it. i got it though. Nancy didn't get involved in politics herself until she was forty seven speaker. Pelosi has always had some kind of involvement in it whether it was assisting others in campaigning. She definitely definitely knows the ins and outs of politics. At the age of twelve. She was known to handle her father's books. Which kept a tally of favors owed to him. Which apparently was also supposed to help her with her penmanship. Yeah i found that interesting. One thousand very italian s great in high school i. yeah. I had a little book. And i'd be like this x. Favor your favorites. Were very different from as favors your hope by the way she was also really influenced by her mother in how she networked and even hosted and organized within their homes her mother would actually have lasagne. Dinners and fundraisers to negotiate for her family and or to raise campaign money for her family. Her husband's specifically as fact at one point pelosi during hard time in the democratic party she also hosted a place like hundred dinners to raise money for different campaigns as well some attribute Pelosi skills to her mother and teaching her to listen and which Which many seemed to lack in the government so that is a great skill to have in general but yes specifically you would want but hey that's a whole different story is oh god. Last night's show but moving on college and marriage had aspirations of being a lawyer but instead remained with her family she Met her husband popolo. See while she was attending the roman catholic women's college trinity college and he was attending georgetown at the same time. She and paul had five children. Nancy corinne cristina. Jim and paul and alexandra which she all had within six years and she is a grandmother of nine and a lot of people attribute her organization and ability to juggle priorities to her abilities as a mother of five whose children would talk of her using negotiation and disciplined and even competition. We would hope friendly competition. That's what Daughter seems to be implying. But you know. I'm like that is always sound. Great but okay. Yeah i mean. I was very competitive with my siblings. I don't know. I don't know i think about it to this day. So she and her husband. I actually moved to san francisco after a small stint in manhattan where paul currently owns a real estate and consulting firm Financial leasing services inc. Which makes a lot of money where he lived in in stayed home to raise their children as well as supportive of paul during his businesses But she's still continued in her political involvement. Where was whether it was through fundraising or with the dnc or even just advising people are even attending things with her parents and or brother and so sort of brings us to the beginning of her career Though she was already involved with the democratic party it wasn't until nineteen seventy six that she used her connections and networking to help california governor jerry brown in his bid the presidency. She was a big influence for him. for the maryland primaries which he attributed to her however he did end up losing to jimmy carter so she continued on a rise as she was in the california democratic party and taking on the role as a chairwoman and eventually she even wanna seat in congress in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. She did not run for office until after her last child finish highschool and according to reports california representatives. Sala burton requested on her deathbed for her to run and fill her seat. So that's pretty right okay. To and by the way she has won seventeen terms.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"A zanny and mitha stuff. I'm never told you. Production of iheartradio. Okay anne is gonna timestamp those because you know as per usual and it has what we've seen nothing makes sense and everything is out of timeframe. that's what i feel like Today is january seventh of twenty twenty one and yes it is the day after the big coup And i feel like we've already lived through two years of twenty twenty one so happy new year. Everybody this here. This is our first time recording in this survey year. Yeah so yeah. If we're sound a little rusty there are so many reasons but yes. That is one of those reasons but any. I have a question for you. I'm going to start off the first question of the year. What is it hasn't been our first release. Did your family teach you a lot about politics. And were they really involved in them. Yes and yes yes yes. My dad was a lawyer and he taught political science and criminal justice at the local college. When i was growing up and he carried around pocket constitutions and handed them out. He had the worst like arguing with him as a child. When you're in trouble was the worst because he would say like. Ignorance is not defensible under the law. Like he'd give you all these. Oh you couldn't win in those but also very My family was very liberal. And in fact. Because of that i was involved in a protest when i was fourteen i think as a middle school and i get involved in these various things because that was such a big threat and our family and it was like one of the few things where we could talk. Our whole family could talk and not get outraged. That changed later but at the time because of my older brother and my dad really didn't get along and a lot of things but They really shared that love of politics and talking about politics and getting involved and going to these events and and things like that and even small conservative town. We kind of had a reputation of being the weird bro. That's really unexpected especially yeah. You're very southern very mountains area of georgia town. So i mean your area where i grew up are very read like they would never been close to going anywhere tinging purple. Yeah i mean. I do think because i grew up in delano and along as a college town it is a military college but because of that there were perhaps than where you were there were they were more pockets of blue but yes still very north georgia was that you'll college. Yeah yeah but that's so funny because my two siblings both went there and they are very conservative. So i'm like for sure for sure. Yeah my family. I think i've talked about it for Are not necessarily political. But they have opinions and Growing up it wasn't necessarily we were being a anti political but it was just assumed that you would follow in the family's ideals and the main issue besides the economics of it all which meant Less taxes but of course more tax breaks for the rich. But we don't talk about that But just less less taxes for them as well as a civil rights was not a big key component to what they believed was necessarily important or they're very anti g. btcu growing up as well as Antiabortion so yeah. I definitely had that influence but we i wouldn't say they were political because they didn't understand it like that's the part that i get really frustrated in and understanding politics but kind of like a lot of us growing up. Of course we followed the family lead and didn't realize until we've been turned on about the depth of what this was representing. But that's a whole different conversation. We've had plenty of times. I know especially recently but today. That's not exactly what we're about but it does kind of border so we are talking about speaker of the house. Nancy pelosi and the reason. I wanted to talk a little bit about our family background. If you dig into her pass and dig into who she was. She grew up in a very very politically minded family. And so it's kind of interesting to see where your backgrounds are like for me. Politics never entered into the scope of careers for me. But you've talked about you thought about it. I did think about it and i foolishly. Now i look back. I thought well i did some bad like i smoked weed that one time. They'll never but you know what that was like her level of standards for nancy. pelosi kinda. yeah you need to be that squeaky clean to serve and now all gone out the window and yeah we don't wanna talk about the criminalization of some silly things but there are definitely criminalization of things that were like. How did you get into policies. How are you allowed to do this. So that's a whole different conversation but so by the way we did decided to do this episode. After it was announced that speaker pelosi would be Back in her position and back elected into that position. And we're all you know what let's do a quick rundown of who she is and kind of. Just get a background on her. Because i don't think we've done that before and as we were preparing an nasr we are getting this done just so you know i said today as one seven so yesterday was january sixth and the coup would happen and my mind is fried about you. Any but my brain is beyond fried. I've put a gif about how i was entering january. Seventh like the kid who's being dragged by the castle. That's exactly how i feel But to be fair just doing all this research even though as on point. It just felt very disconnected. I was glued to the electoral college process..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on It's All Political
"She will if she can't give you something you will know that upfront But there's a great story that Congressman steve israel. Told me this about One time when some member the caucus crossed her and I in a particularly egregious way. And the next time she went to dole out the committee assignments he still got his subcommittee and She was asked so will buy i. Didn't you take that away from him. Why didn't you punish him in. And she said well now he has to be with me next time so understanding that you can get more out of people if you make them beholden to you than if you simply you know alienate them in. Push them out of the circle. I think that that's a that's very insightful. Into the way that she thinks about these things she's she's always playing the long game and and something that we see her day to day. Now we forget this but she was. What forty seven years old by the time. She got her first time first. Full time job as an adult And that was as a member of congress. She raised five children. Her husband paul. Of course she. She followed him to from new york to san francisco. How did her experience as a mother shape of the speaker. Nancy pelosi majority leader minority leader. Nancy pelosi how did how did that cheaper. Yeah well i relate to this a lot is mom myself you She talks about it as first of all becoming a mother in a really intense way. She had five children in six years and never had a fulltime help around the house as she talks about this. This feeling of your capacity being expanded that you no longer have any kind of downtime. You're in this sort of new tiers of sleeplessness of phase of any realize that you're capable of so much more than you thought because you have to be and then i think when you have a large number of children as as she and arguably i do you you also have to manage shifting alliances right. You've always got. I've got three kids and two of them are always ganging up on another. They're always you know playing each other off one another. You've really got managed this sort of team of rivals right to get a group of people who all want different things in all things that they have a claim on your attention. You've got to get them all rowing in the same direction. So the slogan. She repeats ad nauseam to the democratic office. Our diversity is our strength. Unity is our power. I think about that sometimes as a mom right because it's the same thing with kids. They all have different strengths different ideas. You gotta make them all feel listened to But the family unit is only gonna work if everybody gets on the same page toward whatever. The goal is even. If it's just well these days get your shoes on and getting out of the house. Yes you start small. Would she arrived in congress. Nineteen eighty This is it seems like light years away from what The way things are now Women still weren't allowed to wear pants on the house floor. barbara mikulski. As you're right it was the first democrat elected. The senate who wasn't preceded by her husband and people thought she was kind of a lightweight. The rich lady from san francisco You know she's well draft. You always look good. Very telling early anecdote is when she went to a reception thrown by proctor and gamble and then she went there with fred. Ross drew near. Who is california's..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on It's All Political
"You could ever see that happening to her. You know it's interesting. She has had primary challenges over the years in in the critique, normally has been from the left because of the nature of the district. Right going back to our when she first got into leadership, there been protesters camped out on on her yard in Pacific Heights accusing her being a corporate sellout in all kinds of other things I think she probably believes that she is closer to the mainstream ideologically of of that district than many of her challengers, even though San Francisco. has this rep reputation as such a left-wing progressive bastion. But. She has a she has never had couple getting reelected of people. Do seem to feel like she represents them well, and I think probably the fact that she was the speaker in has such a high profile. Makes it harder for a challenger to to get traction. Because then you have the additional argument of if you get rid of her or not only are you. Getting rid of single member of Congress, but also the clout that accrues to that powerful position so I I'm not a political strategist. I'm not giving advice to anyone who wants to oust. Nancy Pelosi but it does seem like she has. Kept a tight grip on the district by being in touch with what people are one. And finally, what is her legacy? What What will we remember Nancy? Pelosi has of course is the first female speaker of the House would be on that would. Would we remember her as what? Would she leave us with I? Do think that her being the first phone speaker is really important. She's still the only woman to lead a party in the congress in that took a lot of doing and had to fight pretty hard for that. She would like her legacy to be the affordable care act ambassador. This question that's she says she And it's hard to deny that that's important. This is some form of universal healthcare program with something that democratic presidents tried and failed to achieve for better part of one hundred years, and she was an integral part of a finally getting done. Know She's now part of these multi trillion dollar Economic Relief Act choose part of a arguably rescuing the American economy once before during the financial crisis. She's had a hand in all kinds of other allegation I think she also has been a big part of shaping the Democratic Party in assertive pivotal moment in its existence as it has been. Transitioning from the sort of Democratic Party that her father was a part of the sort of urban machine. Democrats that she grew out and into a Democratic Party that looks more like Nancy. Pelosi more sort of coastal elites if you will. So I think all of those things. Are a part of her legacy and. History has yet to be Britain. If the last thing I'd say, is that Her? Effectiveness is a big part of it, too. I'm not a historian or a political scientist, but the people who are studied these things say that. Whatever metric you WANNA use. She's one of the most effective and successful seekers. In modern times, potentially going all the way back to Sam Rayburn in the fifties. WHO's sort of a giant of of this world? So I think she'll be remembered as an unusually effective congressional leader at a time when there was not a huge amount of effective congressional leadership to be out. Molly Ball. Thank you so much. The book is called Pelosi. Available.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Care of small children and so a lot of her energy derived having been having had five children in the space of six years and having to to raise this large family at sort of makes you the leader of a of a caucus in a way and I think some of it is just natural. I think some of it has just got to be the way that that that she is naturally. I've actually asked her this question. I'm certainly not the first to ask. Well where do you get all the energy? How do you do it? And she'll just give you the sort of blank look and say well. I'm Italian we have great stamina and I think she really believes that. She's just genetically superior for being Italian. You know the other interesting thing is about having raising a large family and and like being a leader in a in a congressional caucuses you end up having to be very very efficient with your time and get things done and yet have enormous patience to deal with people who think they're important and can throw tantrums and need to be taken care of. That's right when you think about it. Politicians and toddlers have a lot in common right there. Ego Maniacs. They're self-centered they're unreasonable. They want everything and they want it now and they're not really interested in hearing why you need to get. You need them to do something else so I do think that managing a caucus is a lot like managing a large family. And I think she did learn a lot from that and you know a friend of Nancy Pelosi's when she was still a young ish. Mother said she knew she was destined for success in politics when she saw all five children folding their own laundry and the way she ran. The house was disciplined deficient. It was you know her. She hardly ever. I have a hard time believing this. But her children's say she hardly ever had to scold them because she would just give them that cold glare of disappointment and the shame that they would feel for disappointing. Her was enough to make them behave. And so I think you say that in the way she manages the House Democratic Caucus as well that she doesn't often have to bring the hammer down and really punish people because they're just so afraid of disappointing. Her Molly ball is political correspondent for time an analyst for CNN. Her new book is Pelosi. She'll be back to talk more about House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi's career break and Kevin Whitehead of us a new album by saxophonist Dana Stevens trio Davies. And this is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr sponsor story point wines maker of story point a bold new wine brand with a rich layered taste profile. Enjoy story point wine while you connect with those you love either at home or at a virtual happy hour. Raise a glass and share a story story. Point believes that the stories we share can bring joy even in trying times visit story point vineyards dot com slash. Fresh air to purchase shipping is included in your online order so consider shipping a bottle to a friend to. We're speaking with time national political correspondent Molly Ball. Who's written the book about? Us House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi Paul says Pelosi has used her political skill in the Goshi getting talents to outmaneuver president trump in several policy. Battles balls book is called Pelosi. You know for the first several years that Nancy Pelosi was the leader of the Democratic Caucus. She was there when the Democrats were in a minority and so it was of getting the most she could with Republicans who were charging you till the number of stories One that comes to mind is when Tom delay the the congressman from Texas called her to say that they had to reduce the number of Democrats on one of the committees after this had all been agreed to and she really showed some spine. How did she respond to them? I love this answer. I love what she said to him when he told her that he was going to go back on this agreement she made with the Republican speaker. At the time she said life on this planet as you know it will not be the same if you persist in this notion. So he was very much laying down a marker that said and they tried to argue with her. They will go out and bad mouth you in the media. If you do this street said I don't care. They said we'll actually no. This is better for you. You get a larger percentage of the seats if the committee is smaller said I don't care. We had an agreement. We're sticking to the agreement and life as you note will not be the same if you persist in this notion so from the very beginning. She was a very tough leader. She was very strong leader. I think she viewed the leaders. Who'd come before her as being a little bit weak willed letting people get away with too much and so at various points as as minority leader before becoming speaker a lot of what she was doing was trying to instill a sense of party discipline and wake up the Democratic Caucus to the idea that they needed to work as a unit if they were to have any kind of leverage in negotiations with the majority and it is still a I think the number one thing that she says to and about her caucus today she says our diversity is our strength. Our unity is our power and we got to work as a team. Oh it really is interesting because when you're in the minority you have to know how far you can push right. I mean And part of that note if All's knowing the circumstances in which Republican leaders will need some democratic votes because their own caucus was arrested and some of them wouldn't go along with leadership and so it. It's one thing to be tough and show steel but to do it. Well you really have to have done the homework and know exactly where you stand where the votes are right. That's right and I think the other sort of favorite word in Nancy Pelosi's vocabulary is leverage. She always knows where those pressure points are exactly what her leverage is. Sometimes it's that as you say. The opposition is divided and that means that if the Democrats are unified they have a lot of leverage because the majority needs their votes Another thing is just knowing what the priorities are so in many of the negotiations with the Republican majority in the last few years she knew that they wanted to increase military spending so in order to get that she was to require them to increase Some domestic spending or to protect some domestic spending that the Democrats cared about so knowing those pressure points knowing what it is your opponent. Values in the negotiation enables her to to demise that leverage and then just the fact that she is so effective it becomes a sort of virtuous cycle. I guess you would say that. Because she's so successful at keeping the Democratic Caucus United. It gives her a lot of credibility in that negotiation. To say I can bring along all of my votes. Can you do that because I haven't seen you do that? But you've seen me do that a lot. A in two thousand six the Democrats Get the majority in Congress. She then become speaker the following airy and then in two thousand eight. Barack Obama wins the White House and Pelosi is speaker at a time when the Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress and you have a president with an ambitious policy agenda and there were things they took on the affordable care act. But it's interesting to you right. That one of the toughest things for her was dealing with President Obama What was what was hard about that. I don't think she would say that. He was hard to deal with. I think she they. The two of them became very close and she church that relationship very much and I think he came to respect her as well but this was a common refrain during the Obama Administration from Democrats in the House and Senate. They just never felt that Obama was fully engaged with the Congress and knew his way around the congress. Having only been a senator for a few years never having been in the house and You know not being the sort of Schmoozer who's always having people over to the White House and Wining and dining representatives and so on many of the House Democrats were often frustrated with President Obama's negotiating abilities thought that he was giving away too much on the front end and wasn't maximizing leverage. So if you can imagine if you're someone like Nancy Pelosi who values leverage that's going to be extremely frustrating. I'm frustrated meeting in Congress word that the the Obama Administration.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Welcome back to the daily DC. Petri Watch Zach Wolf. Marshall Cohen is still with me. And we're pleased to welcome Washington Post White House reporter Sung-min Kim she's also CNN. Political the analyst Sung men. Thank you for joining us. And I just want to say we've been fact checking ourselves a little bit during the break and it turns out the Joe Biden and Andrew. Yang did not support impeachment until after the Ukraine scandal broke. So I it's important to see I think I think those facts But it is certainly true that most of the candidates candidates supported impeachment during the Muller reports scandal An and Marshall was making the point that Congress specifically Nancy Pelosi see sort of had to be drug to impeachment By the rest of the party Ukraine sort of the the Ukraine scandal created that impetus for her. And now. We're we're in a situation where she is the face of this impeachment battle for Democrats And she's locked I guess in a standoff off You could call it that with Mitch. McConnell what is going over the rules of the Senate trial so lay it out. What exactly is going to happen over Christmas? Break the holiday they break Are Are they going to be. You know at each other's throats over this or are they gonNA take take some time off. What what are you hearing well? Nothing much of substance may occur Kerr over the two week holiday recess because first of all remember that the house actually hasn't even set over the articles of impeachment to the Senate and until the until fill those actual physical articles transmitted over to the other side of the Capitol. The Senate is kind of hold the throwing up their hands and say there's not much we can do here Nancy Pelosi. He has said she is going to hang onto them for a little longer She wants more time. Look at first of all the the structures of a Senate trial she she particularly wants to know who is brought on President. Trump's defense team. Who is going to be out there? Arguing arguing his case on his behalf on the Senate floor I think that would I think she thinks thinks that would help. Kind of guide who she picks US House impeachment managers for right now. There are a lot of questions about exactly when this would proceed. We all kind of expected that this would happen right away. Perhaps January six when when the WH when Congress returns back from the Christmas break but aside from perhaps maybe a couple more private conversations between Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and his counterparts Senate minority leader. Chuck Schumer I don't see us going too much anywhere over the next couple of weeks. You know hypocrisy of bounds in Washington and it strikes me that Mitch McConnell used to WanNa go You know he he used to want to just get this over with In Nancy Pelosi was pushing this. They were on on on such a time line Democrats in particular. They didn't WanNa wait for the courts it's to force people from the administration to testify They wanted to get it done before Christmas. But now she's actually the one sort of holding things things back and Mitch. McConnell is trying to make things go faster sort of contradicting the frustration by Republicans that everything was moving too fast in the house so at the end of the day Pelosi has exerted some power. I think over McConnell and over trump or shown them that she has power but at the end of the day. What is this going to go to accomplish? Could she just not send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate. I mean I guess. She technically could avoid doing that but if that is the path that she chooses. It's kind of a puzzling one. Because Republicans and you just alluded to this. Republicans have pointed out that Democrats have really stressed the time urgency of this impeachment. You spent process. It is the main reason why did not decide to litigate the issues of the subpoenas particularly the subpoenas that were being defied by the trump administration administration and the courts the political reason they know impeachment it may not be the biggest political winner for some of their vulnerable Democrats in these key trump districts but their public argument is that they. I believe the president's actions. The president's behavior is such a warning such a danger as we are fully in this election season so for them to stress the the time urgency and getting him impeach as soon as possible and then kind of dragging it out. Republicans are saying wait. That doesn't make a lot of sense And the leverage that Democrats. Oh Christ at least the Progressive Wing of the of the caucus that have kind of I started to I started to circulate. This idea. They're saying while the president wants to be exonerated by the Senate. He wants to be a quick not only acquitted but fully exonerated and he's he's constantly looked at the Senate trial as a venue for him to do that. And the longer you hold out that opportunity for him to be exonerated or acquitted the mortal driving crazy and we'll see how that pans out on. The President has kind of mocked Nancy. Pelosi for this strategy but I did find Lindsey Graham's comments yesterday on Thursday interesting saying he was at a meeting at the White House he has spoken with the president. and Lindsey Graham said. The president is Pretty Mad. He wants to trial right away. So perhaps the strategy outages works. It's more could upset the president the president and I think he's already pretty upset. I saw him after after the impeachment. Vote or even during the impeachment vote. He he was red in the face and screaming at that at that rally in Michigan. Exactly so it's not initially it wasn't so much of a leverage edge over McConnell and trying to get a Senate trial in their terms that they find favorable although that's kind of the argument now which Republicans still say doesn't make sense but it's kind kind of leverage over trump because the president wants this trial and he wants it soon. It's like it's like the The Aura of leverage. You know it's the idea of leverage because You you know I think segments totally correct on this. Nobody is pulling a fast one on Mitch. McConnell right I mean this is the guy that that held up the Supreme Court seed I mean he he is got a shepherded. The confirmation of a historic number of judges. Like he's doing what he wants to do and he can you know play along with Ansi. NC Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for the moment but when push comes to shove next month in January when he wants to move forward hill fined fifty one. Republican can senators to vote. Yes on whatever he wants to move forward on And that'll be it. I mean then he'll have to talk to his own people right but there there will be or there could be a moment where he can tell Chuck Schumer. Thank you very much Nancy. Pelosi it's been great listening to you but now I'm going to talk to my own. Republicans and see what we can get fifty one votes for and we're just GONNA do it our own way so the question of leverage. It's more I don't think there's a lot of pressure to push on Mitch McConnell but for the moment over the break you know these questions will continue to swirl but I think it's the she doesn't really have this power but I just find it to be you know as somebody who's kind of likes watching all of this Washington stuff. I find the idea that she could get the impeachment but then not have to deal with the acquittal to be just kind kind of this masterstroke that nobody was. You know. Expect a even if it doesn't end up that way it's it's it's fascinating. It's weird a little weird that like right because just think about there is a legal Dynamic here right and so if you think What did they say during the hearings? They said that I I think it was eric swallow or Ted Lieu. WHO said that? The president is on a crime spree and needs to be held accountable. So if this guy is on a crime spree if you take the Democrats they're worried. That trump is on a crime spree. So you charge the guy and then you say well trial maybe who knows whatever but the jury various stacked it we. We have multiple people saying they're they're gonNA they're gonNA of you know they're not impartial so it's not it was never going to be a real trial well It it was always this political event So like Andrew Yang said. They knew that at the very start Sung meant what. What's your what's your final thought here? as as we the head out the door to to to to holiday break You know what do you think At the end of the day will be the lesson of impeachment in Twenty Twenty Democrats Built for Democrats. I think that will largely be determined the ballot box in November twenty twenty but I think and Democrats have been trying to make this case too and you see how Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tried to Has has had this balancing act because while Impeachment was is something that was clearly desired by a big part of the party's base early on Most of the party leadership particularly those who are very attuned. A to the electoral capabilities and electoral needs of the Democratic Party. They know that impeachment is not the most important issue for Democrats. That's why you've heard presidential renshaw. Candidates like Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders. I believe have been the two most vocal when they talk about impeachment. They talk about it but they always pivot to other issues. They talk about the economy. They talk about healthcare and how that really matters. And that's why you've seen Pelosi kind of Um Sandwich. The impeachment vote if you will with votes on for example this massive trade trade deal that the House voted on before leaving leaving for the holiday break. they also voted on legislation to lower prescription drug prices. So they WANNA give this message to to particularly those vulnerable house. Democrats and saying look. We can hold the president accountable. We can do our constitutional duties but we didn't come to Congress or most of US didn't come to Congress. I do that. We vote. We came to Congress to work on these policy issues that matter for the people and how much of that message breaks through in the next You Know Ah Eleven twelve months until November will be a really major test for. It's so interesting because it's the historically bad week for him that stains his presidency but at the same time he can run on those things too he can run on. US and he will And that was a huge. I think political win for him. That was sort of underneath the the fog of of Impeachment Marshall Sung men. Thank you for joining me on the daily. DC Impeachment Watch and thanks to our listeners. We've got a new episode every weeknight so please make sure to subscribe on Apple. podcasts cast stitcher Google podcast spotify or on your favorite podcast APP and while you're.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Yorker Radio Hour on this episode of the podcast conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Pelosi sat down with Jane Mayer the magazine's chief Washington correspondent on October twelfth so thrilled to have you here I I understand that things have been really dull in Washington recently and you have tons of free time on your hands to join us so thank you very much for coming we will talk about some of the issues I know you WanNa talk about but I have to say I think we kind of have to start with impeachment so I just wanted to get a few could an idea of when it was if you could talk to us about the moment when you felt it was time to go ahead and authorize the inquiry into impeachment what was going on at that moment and what we thinking at that point how did it happen so you WanNa talk about that okay now that hadn't had what would we be talking I hope we'll have a chance to talk about how we are lowering the cost of prescription drugs by hr three and what we are doing right now just to put this in tax we have been since we the majority so we're legislating we're investigating and we are litigating our investigations have led us to the court where we want five cases in the court of she's got to be a record it's got to be a record loss for any administration five rulings in one day hopefully will recognize that because he this is what this is just to tell you the moment but if there is a moment you be the judge but here's the thing this is not anything to be gleeful about for our country it's a very sad time when there is thought that the president of the United States and the truth and the data and the fact show that the president of the United States has violated his oath of office and why is that important our founders at the time of the revolution of the Dark Days Thomas Paine said the times have found US times have found us to establish this democracy and the rest you will call and on September seventeenth seventeen eighty seven the constitution was adopted that day when Benjamin Franklin came out of independence hall onto the steps they said I'm not Frankel dot ranked do we have monarchy or republic he said a republic if we can keep it the times have found us to keep that Republika set republic is based on on separation of power cocoa branches of government a check and balance on each other said we have a president who says I can do whatever I want and acts accordingly and tries to undermine the powers of the legislative branch so isn't about any disregard for him that's for the election this is our democracy at risk if we do not have of checks and balances separation of power co equal branches of government we have a monarchy a republic if we can save it if we can keep it okay so the moment he declared that he do anything he wanted under article two awhile back and so what I was trying to figure out was and you've been under a tremendous amount of pressure particularly from the left to to do this but you it was interesting watching you because you're waiting till the moment when you felt you absolutely had to do this and so what was it that changed was there some particular piece of information or a meeting you're in a phone call with him what actually happened when let me just say that I don't view pressure as a reason for me to do something however does give me leverage it does uh-huh so as far as my members are concerned whatever was right for them at their moment because there was plenty that the president had done evidenced in the report and just other things that were impeachable offenses for me timing is everything timing everything so I said when we get more facts when the truth has more clarity we will be ready we will be reading and when the on September seventeenth two thousand nineteen was the very day blown the explosion of the telephone call with the president and the president of Ukraine that was a limit of revelation in terms of okay it's understandable this had clarity and so was the following Tuesday I have no you want the moment it's The New Yorker a not sure exactly what the moment was I think I may be probably preceded this but the assurance of it came president called me in the morning don't tell him by telling you this okay he wanted to talk about all the things he was doing thing to pass what he knows is not only a passion with me but a passion with that I'm going to get it done passing background check legislation to end gun violence in our country so take all the progress that we're making on crowned checks and this and that and I said well I would be interested to learn because I don't know of any progress the Democrats and the Republicans are working the other I don't know what Democrats you're working with we have sent a bill over two hundred days before that call so he goes on has over ninety percent approval in the public ninety percent approval on there are some people who disagree SAS you're Mr Ten percent ninety percent of the people want back they are Democrats and Republicans independence or gun on NRA members hunters their veterans and all the rest so then he decided to change subject which was probably the purpose of the call about the call it's perfect now Mr President it's not perfect it's wrong aw it's wrong when he said there is no prude quo quo doesn't need to be a PREDISPO- understand that but there is a pre br bad the cuisine of events a couple days before he withheld who is probably going to grant is a quid pro quo however even without that just asking the head of state of a country to dig up dirt create they're on a political opponent that's not right but his insistence that it was so right was just made it so imperative that we know her intel him I was going to proceed I said actually I was going to call you myself to tell you what we're kind of observing here and I'll be talking to my members today because they were just coming back on that Tuesday I have to make a speech to the UN general assembly right now and you're telling me this yeah so anyway his complete lack of any sense and said you violate your oath of office undermine Dr National Security and jeopardize the integrity of our elections which is fundamental to our democracy it wasn't a pleasant that's what happened so we'll see we'll have an inquiry give them all the opportunity to introduce whatever exculpatory information he might have any evidence that approve something to the contrary to be very fair because our founders they gave us other guys e. pluribus unum for many one they didn't have any idea how many we would be or different would be from each other but they knew we always had to strive to be one one nation under God indivisible and they had their differences they fought vehemently against each other sometimes using canes but they always had to remember that we're one country so in the interest of how we go forward to not have it be further divisive for our country but to try to begin a healing process for the Constitution for the republic for our democracy we think that the time ed found us to do just that get to maybe about.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on The Argument
"Nancy Pelosi is in a bit of a tiff with the left in an interview with our colleague Maureen. Dowd Pelosi criticized the new young progressives in the house for having a larger following on twitter than they do in Congress the young progressives led by Alexandria Oko Cortez then hit back saying they were the ones helping to change the country there have been other tensions between policy and the Progressives to over the Muller Report Immigration Policy and more but it's all been a somewhat strange sight given Pelosi's historical skill in managing the Democratic Caucus and her liberal image so Michelle. What's really going on here so to be honest? I don't know what's going on with Nancy. Pelosi and I find this all sort of mind boggling because she is someone I've historically admired and her handling of the tensions nations within the Democratic Party strikes me as extremely self-defeating so there's been a lot of frustration with Pelosi over her refusal to open an impeachment inquiry. I think there's a feeling that she's allowed the investigations into trump to completely peter out and for him to regain the momentum see you have that you have this language that she keeps using of self impeachment which nobody seems to understand what that means but seems like a dodge that says that Congress doesn't have to do its this job with regard to a president who committed crimes then there was her capitulation on the border funding bill and there is a lot of frustration which you know why are we giving more money to this rogue agency see that is running racist facebook groups and torturing families and children on the border and so in that context what Nancy Pelosi has done by picking a fight with some of these young on heroes of the Progressive Movement in her caucus really inexplicable to me and I think to a lot of people I mean I can understand her frustration with them. I understand that she has an interest in keeping the caucus together and defending some of her frontline members in more purple swing districts and then it's also probably frustrating for her as someone who spent so much of her career being criticized and attacked as being way too far to the left to now being attacked by these newcomers for being a mainstream sellout that said whatever frustration she feels why she would go out of her way to alienate some of the most charismatic and exciting voices in the Party and people who are getting a lot of young people excited about electoral politics is completely baffling to me. I agree that it's baffling that she would criticize her. Allies is and to me. It was probably just a mistake if we're gonNA take these issues one at a time. I'm a little torn here but I do see a defense of the way policies handled the Muller report. It's not totally clear to me what Democrats are suppose to do with this. Donald Donald Trump has done lots of terrible things but I don't think that holding a bunch of impeachment hearings helps the Democrats defeat him in twenty twenty and it seems to me that given that Robert Mueller basically kind of threw up his hands in a way say that I think was really unfortunate and in two of his hands he basically said that this is for Congress to take care of and then Congress. They're up his hands. He didn't make judgment. He didn't say it's Congress to handle. He said the judgment is for Congress to make effectively and so I guess I I understand if Pelosi is making a judgment here that the Democrats are better off running against trump as a plutocrats and as an ineffective president instead of just talking about Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia that it strikes me as not a crazy judgment but I don't think you need to just talk. I agree that you don't need to just talk about Russia. Russia Russia Russia right impeachment hearings should not just be about his relationship with Russia. It should be about the whole spectrum era of corruption for which I think most Democrats including probably Nancy Pelosi believes that he should be impeached on the merits even if it's not feasible to do it politically and instead what the House has been doing doing is passing all of these message bills and reporting suggests that people in the Democratic Party are only now realizing that nobody is paying attention to this which is just stupefying of course nobody is paying attention to. These bills that have no chance of becoming law and certainly no more chance of becoming law than trump has chance of being impeached whatever she's doing. I don't see how you make an argument. It's working when trump's approval rate seems to be taking upwards and nobody has yet been weaving a grand narrative of his corruption and disloyalty of which the Russia part is only a part. I mean Ross if you take out what you want to happen here and instead just kind of offer offer some advice to Democrats. Do you think Nancy Pelosi has been doing an effective job of speaker of the House since she took over at the start of this year. I don't know I mean I. I think that there are real limits. It's on the ability of figuring her position to affect like the shape of public opinion. What you guys are talking about especially now that the presidential election has come along? I don't know the answer in terms what sort of hearings or bill passage or what have you would actually help the Democrats vis-a-vis trump and I think in a lot of ways whatever happens on Capitol Hill sort of ends up being a sideshow now that we're in which I think this is how I think Pelosi thinks right. I think she thinks whatever we do is aside. Show and the important thing is to sort of keep the party on an even Keel and I think she is sympathetic probably to the sort of a slightly Joe Biden esque view of what the Party needs to do to beat trump which obviously not everyone agrees with. I think Pelosi is being really clumsy and how she's dealing with A._M._c. at the same time. I think she's probably has this feeling that either you sort of tell your ideological faction action who's in charge early or a year and a half from now when you still can't get anything done. They're going to start holding you hostage the way the tea party did I imagine that that is looming large in her imagination but even if that's true true wouldn't the right way to do that be to tell them that privately while trying to coop them publicly because it's not just about picking a fight with these four women. It's making a big chunk of the party not the part it's decisive and a lot of these swing districts but the part that is giving the party a huge infusion of new energy and enthusiasm. You don't want that part of the party to feel alienated and disappointed with party leadership. I think an interesting question though what is she hearing from especially newly elected moderates about go Cossio Cortez and the others right because it is possible that she has people in her ear every day from within her caucus saying. Why are you letting these four women dominate the headlines about what we're all about? This is GonNa kill me in twenty twenty or twenty twenty two. I mean she may be getting kind of instead of the liberal equivalent of tea party pressure. I kind of moderate Pran writer say is and I think there's probably both pragmatic objections to the profile that these four women have but her job is to manage that and reconcile that and not make it a front page newspaper headline. I'll tell you the thing that worries me the most about this and we're not there that close to it but it is moving in that direction which is at some point one hopes the Democrats will again have the ability to legislate and the real tensions between the tea party and the still very conservative Republicans in charge of the House really affected the Republicans ability to legislate in some important ways. I do worry about these sort of fissures opening up between the left in the center and when the Democrats actually have an opportunity to legislate this getting into some kind of civil war about single payer health care or other stuff rather than the Democrats being able to be as productive as they were in two thousand and nine in two thousand and ten under Nancy Pelosi. She'll give these women you know Alexandria Cossio Cortez Ilhan Omar Rashid Asleep and I on a Presley I would give them more credit and I think that one of the big differences differences is that Democrats fundamentally believe in legislating in a way that Republicans don't right so very conservative ideologically motivated Republicans are pretty comfortable with the government not getting very much of anything done and and Democrats aren't and so. I think that you're going to see dramatically less obstruction for obstruction. Say I think Michelle is right or at least in the short run. If you got full democratic control of government people would fall in line there would be a new president who would set the agenda and at least for the first year to eighteen months there would be. I think a lot of party unity. I think what probably Pelosi is more worried about. Is You get trump reelected and you have four years where you must pass the bills. You have to negotiate funding every year. Every six months or trump doesn't get reelected but the Republicans keep the Senate and you have the same dynamic. I mean that's where you know the Republicans didn't I mean they've had trouble governing under trump at the real problem was. They had a caucus that refuse to make deals with Obama and if you have a caucus that seems like it's refusing to make deals with the other party that's when the speaker of the House can essentially lose her power that makes sense to me and Michelle just to be clear. I wasn't blaming A._O._C. A._O._C. and her allies for these tensions unilaterally. I was worried about it from also the kind of establishment not figuring out a way to get along with the left because as you were saying given how effective Pelosi has been over her career I mean I do think she's the most effective modern speaker of the House we've I've had I've just been a little surprised that she has not seemed more sure footed this year. Whether it's figuring out a way to respond to the Mueller investigation in a way that would be helpful and less confusing to Democrats and now it seems like needlessly asleep slapping these allies although Russia I understand what you mean it. You know there is some way in which it could be helpful to the connor lambs and the other democratic moderates if there are some headlines saying Democratic leaders are somewhat it to the right of A._F._C.. I get that but it still doesn't feel like let's not exactly bashful. I think one issue here though is also age I mean I think Democrats have this dynamic where you have people who represent the party establishment whether you want to call it the moderates are not including Biden in the presidential race and Pelosi who are much older than typical leaders and who are sort of engaging with a much younger cohort in the party and I don't think it's surprising thing that that age gap would lead to stumbles of various kinds. No it's definitely the case in the House and elsewhere Democrats need a new generation of leaders an A._O.. See is not going to be that leader. She's not going to be the next speaker but the fact that there are no evidence. I don't think we'll just wait until A._O.. Is the moderate that that that day will come but A._F._C. to me is a more plausible presidential candidate than she is speaker of this but you know it's just not at all clear. Who is the next Democratic Speaker? He's going to be given that. Policies deputies are also in their late seventies early eighties so I I would say if there's any silver lining here it is that Republicans now get to.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Fresh Air
"They are continually being dead. Magog as the evil spawn of of Nancy Pelosi and enter saying that that, you know, someone else can do at least as affective job and not being electoral liability, the white Pelosi is you had I'm wondering how she responded to democratic candidates some of whom one by publicly committing not to support Nancy Pelosi for speaker again. Well, she responded in the main the way she always has by ignoring it because Pelosi is a realist she recognizes that it would not do the people in those districts any good to say, oh, I'm a big Nancy Pelosi fan. And then and then lose by fifteen points. She has often said do what you need to do. You know, I'm distance yourself. From me take a few swipes at me if you need to. However, it's been one thing to do that in the past and another thing to pledge as many of these incoming democratic house members did on the campaign trail that they would not vote for her as speaker and she can afford to lose at this juncture, maybe about fourteen fifteen or so. No votes, but not much more than that. And so it remains to be seen as of this discussion. Whether she has the she certainly has the requisite numbers to achieve majority and then move onto the floor of the house. But when in January vote comes to the floor of the house and whoever speaker needs to win two hundred and eighteen votes. It's not clear just yet that she's got us to eighteen. Now, we've seen in the last couple of weeks her off one dissident after the next sometimes with by promising as in the case of Brian Higgins of of Buffalo, New York that she would achieve certain legislative priorities that he had in mind sometimes as in the case of Marcia fudge, a subcommittee. Chairmanship, would suffice. The progressive caucus move in alignment with Pelosi earliest members like Pramilla giant Paul did again when Polisi promised to give more consideration to important committees to members of the progressive caucus so Pelosi. Has has kind of put on in the last couple of weeks of master class in how you've been people to your will by listening to their will..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Opinion Central
"Anyway, I had a lot of questions about him that something wasn't right? It didn't feel or sound good. And I couldn't get the paper to publish a story about the guy because he was very successful in in shielding himself on publicity, the chronicle didn't wanna rent it. So I had to go outside the paper. Get it published somewhere else newest magazine. And now, it's it took months and months and months, even a while to get the front of the wake up to the story, which it finally did. But I hate to say at the paper Missa chance to get on the board early with a with what turned out to be a very dangerously low character. So I regret the papers role. But in the end, it did get published in we're thankful for your courage and resourcefulness and getting that story out Marshall, obviously a huge story. Let's go to the news of the day Nancy Pelosi. It looked like her ability to get back to speakership might have been at some peril. There were sixteen. Members of the house of representatives. Democrats who said they were not going to vote for it seems like one by one the opposition tends to be falling. She's not out of the woods yet. But really big one this week when Marcia fudge or how democrat who an potential challenger to her came on board. Anyone surprise anyone book betting against Nancy Pelosi? You know, you hear that they're all sort of backing up one by one. The dominoes are falling Pelosi's margin is getting better and better for her. But you you kind of wonder what the terms of our there's always airy phrases about we've been promised a greater role that the agenda will be widened. Our voices will be heard these are the detractors that critics, but you have to wonder if policies into lowering the hammer on some of these folks, and when the vote comes through, and if she has made speaker what what the battleground will look like afterwards. It'll be very interesting to see what the toll will be in. What the the stakes really turn out to amount to. I think this alleged rebellion all always warranted some skepticism, I it seems to be falling apart even faster than anybody thought. It would. There was never a real viable alternative to Pelosi that who was stepping forward, Marcia fudge was kind of an awkward choice because she's a member of the progressive caucus and most of the people who are feeling all this discontent are relatively conservative Democrats people who ran in districts where they had to distance themselves from Pelosi because there are so many Republicans voting and now, Marcia fudge is bowed out. And there's exactly nobody running against Pelosi. So I I mean, that's that's a pretty big problem for for suppose rebellion. The math was always really simple here. They didn't have anyone who was going to challenge her who cou cou could get two hundred eighteen votes other than her. And nobody understands the politics of this better than Nancy Pelosi. She knows how to get to that number. She knows how to make promises to people. She knows how to hand out plumbers nine minutes. And I I have no doubt that she looked at the field here. And was like, okay. I have a new group of people coming in who are going to need to test their mettle a little bit. I'm going to have to make some concessions, and she is doing that. She's given Marcia fudge a good position. She's going to have to she's also going to have to give someone younger shot. She can have to groom a successor very soon. I think but the fact of the matter is that's a really difficult job. Nancy Pelosi is really good at it. And there's really no one who could step up the way that she's going to step up over the next two years to guys point. I think certainly something I've seen in a reading through some of the letters is people are looking for the next successor for closely..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"And she says she says that's everyone that wants to express interest in the race. It is clear that Nancy Pelosi is going to have the trickiest path. She's had to be the leader of the Democrats in the house, probably since she became leader, the Democrats in the house back in two thousand two and. I think it is worth noting that even though no formal opposition has been declared yet, she is keenly aware that she needs some of the people Democrats who were when they were candidates out on the trail who are now congressman or congresswoman elect to change their position about voting for her. She is going to probably not have as wide of a margin. And I'm talking purely among Democrats here, she's probably not going to have as wide of a margin. As there are people who said, either, a call for new leadership or I definitely won't vote for Pelosi for speaker. Just so people understand the process two weeks from now inside the democratic caucus there will be a secret ballot. And they will vote on all their leadership in order for Nancy Pelosi to be the caucus the democratic caucuses nominee for speaker, which gets voted on by the entire house on the floor of the house in January. She needs to win a majority of her caucus that seems almost sir. Certainly assured that she can do that some of the folks who said they wouldn't support while they may not support her in their secret ballot in the caucus, but they may eventually support her on the house floor. It is clear that there are probably enough folks who currently claim that they are opposed to her speaker to cause her to have to sort of campaign and win over and convert some of those folks not all of them, she won't need all of them. She will have a little bit of a cushion here where she can lose a dozen votes. Or so instill become speaker? Obviously, though, she's going to have a challenge, and she was peppered with questions about that in the way, she handled it at a press conference today. I want you to take a listen because she basically was like I want all of you to just shout out your questions now get them all out of your system about this topic. And then I will answer it once is what she was saying. And so you'll hear hear reporters throwing questions at her and asking her if she has the two hundred and eighteen votes, she needs to be speaker. And you'll hear her response. Here's. Nancy pelosi. I would never I know. I intend to win the speakership with democratic votes. If that was your question that was your question. The the have overwhelming support in my caucus to be speaker of the house, and certainly we have many many people in our caucus who could serve in this capacity. I happen to think that at this point. I'm the best person for that as I think you can hear there. She is supremely confident of her position. She believes she does have the votes. She does not believe she's going to need any Republican votes. Which would be shocking to me if some Republicans actually voted for Nancy Pelosi on the floor of the house of speaker. She does not believe she will do this with Republican votes. She will do it entirely with democratic votes you here saying, and she is certain that she has the votes to be speaker. She's not betrayed one maiolica of public concern. But it is quite clear. Here where she stands with the American public, and how that impacts how some of these members especially those from red or purple districts, just get into congress where being tagged with Pelosi was one of the real negatives for them to defend against on the campaign, even if it didn't work, even if they got elected they are wary about that. So they're going to have to do their own calculation as leader Pelosi just said, but if you're looking for any public concern from Nancy Pelosi, she was not showing it today at all that does it for this edition of the daily DC. Thank you all so much for listening. The daily DC.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Opinion Central
"About the music what we did not have any pop culture stars here at the chronicle this past week, but we did have house minority leader Nancy Pelosi lows Katkov over some of your takeaways of the Pelosi meeting. Well, I I was mostly struck about how she talked a lot about this. Strategy in the politics of regaining the house and not so much about the policies that the Democrats would be pursuing. So I was a little bit disappointed in that actually. Anybody have any doubt that Nancy Pelosi wants to be speaker of the house, again, even even as I think there's somewhere around fifty Democrats either candidates were members who suggest that they would not support her. If the Democrats predict house, do you think Josh gawky, I think she's been doing this awhile, and she's gone really used to accepting the fact that she's being demonized by Republicans to the extent that a lot of Democrats have to say, I don't support Nancy Pelosi one of the last big democratic wins, and Pennsylvania, the the the winner who won by a few hundred votes went on television to say that it's just to neutralize the attacks. And I I give her credit for sort of taking it in stride, and understanding that it's part of this big game that she's pretty good at KAI Milner. I thought you had one of the most pointed. Questions in our editorial board me with the minority leader when you asked her about how how she going to deal with the and I'll let you using your terms the the anger out there, particularly among the democratic base. She basically said that she was going to throw a couple of bones to the base, which I think is rather wise because that's what is going to keep her an office in the Republicans have shown a great deal of respect for what they're base values. While the Democrats have not always done that one of the bone. She said she was going to throw towards the democratic base was asking for the tax returns. Which really when you think about it is not a big ask and should have been released a long time ago. She also said that, you know, one of her priorities were was going to be to step up the oversight responsibilities of the house. Now what that means? I guess we'll find out because I do think that if the Democrats take the house, she will be speaker again, I just don't think there's anyone that can compete with her and. Especially with her fundraising abilities. So we'll find out she's going to try and go after Trump at least a little bit in terms of getting some transparency there. When thing she definitely children. I'll be interested in your thoughts on this Spencer Whitney is impeachment. The question came what about impeaching Brett Cavanaugh if if new evidence is found of about him or where Donald Trump, and she would have none of it. You know, I honestly feel like that is probably the best approach at this point. I don't feel like there's any real movement towards impeachment weather, particularly for Donald Trump. Brad Kavanagh right now as we ready. No, the Republicans control the house and the Senate, and the fact is as long as Bill there people are in power, and you know, regardless of how much chaos or you know, confusion or distractions happened outside of these very important meetings. They're just concerned about getting their legislation passed through and their agendas to go forward. So as long as that those positions are being served. There's not I don't think anything is really going to move them to to impeach Trump at this point or or break capital mmediately after our editorial board, which ran over an hour KYW Milner, and I sat down for recorded interview with house minority leader Nancy Pelosi. Let's take a listen, welcome to this edition of opinion central. We are live here in the San Francisco. Chronicle newsroom, I'm John D. Is he added twirl paycheck editor here with by colleague at a toil writer, kind Miller and our special guest. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. Thank you for joining us. Let me ask you later. We just finished a a meeting with the editor board..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Which was which is absolutely connected to the kind of moral outrage that people tend to react ceo at least in this era maybe it'll change you know in pre incoming generations towards women who they see achieving positions of power so yeah maybe democrats would do better with the different speaker but i don't think we should delude ourselves that other emerging women politicians will not face similar kinds of attacks pocahontas reference to the name that the president president trump has taken to calling elizabeth warren because of her claims of native american ancestry let's talk a little bit about the democrats who are opposed to nancy pelosi a democratic congressman seth moulton of massachusetts told mbc ten boston last week that he's still confident in his twenty sixteen vote to house nancy pelosi is house speaker in his decision to continue speaking out against her leadership of trying to do the right thing and i'm proud for trying to do the right thing and to the honest and awful lot of people in the cock is even people who have been longtime supporters of hers have come up to me and said you know seth keep going we need some change we need some new leadership and we appreciate the fact that you're willing to stand up and say this so heather congressman tim ryan ran against nancy pelosi in the last leadership race congressman molten and others backed that bid a got about a third of the vote but at the same time when it became clear that she was going to win a might that have skewed a folks who were a little more nervous of standing up against her ineffective their vote how can we really measure how much democratic support she has you know it's actually pretty difficult because i think talking to a lot of members when that vote happened they really liked him ryan i think he's a great guy but they also didn't see him as the next natural successor to lead the democratic caucus and so for a lot of them it was more a symbolic vote than anything and granted you know this.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"On the left to criticize any woman even when it's justified you're just labeled as sexist and sort of dismissing i'm not saying at all that's what peter's doing here i thought his piece was very smart and well reasoned but there's you know there's that issue as well so the gender problem kind of cuts both ways and you pointed out wealth according to roll call nancy pelosi's net worth is around sixteen million dollars jane is calling from south kingston rhode island hi there jane hi there kim how are you today i'm good i'm good what did you think about nancy pelosi i think with nancy pelosi is that we need about forty nine more of her wielding their power in the us government and representing meth across the country i think that we are in neighboring these people at whine about being yeah just that she's out of touch out of touch with the people who were wanting that she's out of talk to the people that are allowing our children to be killed in schools because they're afraid they're going to lose you know the right to have automatic weapons they're the people that have allowed their daughters to be sexually assaulted forty years later finally becoming part of the social discourse so they can tell their story they are they are we you know you look at women women carrie kahn me the last the last economic crisis that we have thank you for the colt heather what about the point about women as at a time where women are wielding their political power more than ever a more women candidates are running a does that count in nancy pelosi's favor.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Facing this kind of backlash yes but he he has facing some backlash i would actually like to see a different person in that position as well but i would say that nancy pelosi is of the you know john kerry michael dukakis al gore wing of the party where they may be smart people but they also don't connect with a lot of ordinary citizens she is part of why we have this incredible brand obstacle to overcome in state after state and i know people wanna look at the successes which are real from her time as speaker but you don't get to own those successes and distance yourself from the fact that over that time period over the past ten years we've lost you know thousand state legislative seats we've lost governors mansions we lost the house we lost the senate and i'm not trying to late all of that and nancy pelosi's feet but a portion of the blame certainly belongs belongs there mcchrystal there is currently what is being a democratic wave in the in the few seconds we have left before we take a quick break is that it does she deserve some of the credit for that no i think that goes to donald trump and the reengagement activism there but there's still the most effective attack that republicans have to levy against democrats in particular in the midwest and appalachia the places where i'm focused is that our candidates are going to vote for nancy pelosi is beaker now i still think we're going to take the house regardless but she is a wait and and obstacle for democratic candidates running in most of the country.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"What are your thoughts brian again just calling to say that i think nancy pelosi net worth is over one hundred million dollars he takes on god william out of fundraising's corporations i think it's time to find your leadership and the and both the house definite well i like to bring another voice into the conversation crystal ball joins us from king george virginia she's founder and president of the people's house project a political startup focused on recruiting and supporting working class democratic candidates in the mid west and appalachia in co host of the hills upcoming morning show crystal thanks so much for joining us hi how are you i am good thank you for joining this conversation so what do you think does nancy pelosi have her thumb on the pulse of democratic voters you know i thought very strongly after the election results of two thousand sixteen and not just what happened in two thousand sixteen but really the destruction of the democratic party and brand in most of the country that's occurred over the past decade that it was time for a new leader and you know i'm i am very personally sensitive to the concerns that there is sexism involved in the vilification of nancy pelosi and i think that is certainly a part of it but i think the more important part is the cultural cultural positioning of nancy pelosi you know the the critique of the democratic party and the negative brand of the democratic party through most of the country is that we're elitist were out of touch were condescending and i think she is the sort of perfect caricature and embodiment of that but let me say this can't the same thing be said about chuck schumer and he's not.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Product like all the other sponsors we had so go check them out ring dot com ford slash stapleton art this is interesting to me is a a piece from the free beacon about nancy pelosi and i have always told you that individuals or are seeking their own self interest that you have a host of people especially very very wealthy democrats who will come out and will rail against all of the tax cuts for the rich and how everything benefits the rich and nobody's looking out for the little guy and that they will if you just give them the chance they will uh you know you know what i'm saying they they will solve all of your problems because they care about you and they will get the quote unquote rich to pay their fair share k now nancy pelosi no no greater defender of the poor at least verbally the nancy pelosi no greater critic of the wealthy nancy pelosi problem is nancy pelosi is what by any measuring stick ridiculously wealthy and i i i hesitate to use negative terms when we talk about wealth because i don't see anything wrong with being ridiculously wealthy i see no problem with being filthy filthy rich i have and i would love i would love nothing more than to what you know white my tail with 100dollar bills that's i owe to have that kind of money right well house minority leader nancy pelosi took pains in late december to try and preserve tax breaks for two of her multimillion dollar homes one last time before the new tax cut kicked in all right now nancy pelosi's wealth comes largely from her husband and who's a venture capitalist an investor and her net worth is estimated to be somewhere around a hundred million dollars now she is the wealthiest woman in congress and she is the seventh wealthiest member overall that means that there are six other people in congress right now whom whose net worth is in excess of one hundred million dollars now again is this a bad thing now.