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Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on WBT's Morning News with Bo Thompson
"The confirmed number of Corona virus cases in the world has reached 20 million, according to the tally kept by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, who say the U. S. India and Brazil account for nearly 2/3 of all cases. Health officials in New Zealand, saying today that there's now a new outbreak of covert 19 They're 102 days after the country declared it was virus free Russia out with what it claims is the world's first Corona virus vaccine, but international health experts expressing skepticism because the vaccine has not been through a phase three clinical trial actor Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for cocaine 19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine. Corona virus. Relief talks between the White House and Democratic leaders in Congress Still edit impasse. Your lawmakers air on Capitol Hill this week don't get 24 hours notice before any scheduled vote on a Corona virus relief package rather than compromise. Republican counterparts said Take a hike. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell traded blame over talks collapsing late last week for weeks. Weeks held up important aid over non covert related demand. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he has not spoken with Schumer or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since talks between top Democrats and the White House broke off Friday. But he says he's willing to meet if Democrats have a new proposal. Jared Halpern Fox News It's Jamie Progresses. Employee of the month. Two months in a row. Leave a message at that high. Jamie hit me, Jamie. I just had a new idea for our song. But the name your price tool So when it's like, tell us what you want to pay. Hey, trombone goes, Bah bah wah and you say will.
Democrats Open to Restarting Coronavirus Talks Despite Stalemate
"On Lisa Brady Fox sees that message from the Senate's top Democrat offering to return to Corona virus relief talks if Republicans are willing to budge and support a larger bill than their original proposal. Republicans remain opposed to one of the Democrats keep demands. The Senate Gavaldon for the week, though no votes or scheduled lawmakers will be given at least 24 hours notice of any deal on a Corona virus relief settlement. One in this country really believe that relief for for Americans Americans should should be be totally totally contingent contingent on on Bailey Bailey on on states states for for mismanagement mismanagement that that predated predated the the pandemic pandemic by by decades. decades. Senate Senate Majority Majority Leader Leader Mitch Mitch McConnell McConnell blames blames Democratic Democratic leaders for the stalemate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is proposing up to a trillion dollars in aid for state and local governments. Move, she argues, will help states provide for first responders in public health. Fox is Jared
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on KSFO Morning Show with Brian Sussman with Katie Green
"Anyone ever raises the issue with you about owing reparations for the ancestors of slaves, KSFO is Mark Levin suggests the simple reply. He wrote reparations by the Democrats. It's the Democrats Slate black people, It's the Democrats who represented the Confederacy. So what do you want from Republicans? Republicans fought against slavery Lincoln and the rest What reparations go to Nancy Pelosi, not tens of millions of people who weren't Even here whose ancestors weren't even here, but nothing to do.
What a Trump Payroll Tax Deferral Would Actually Mean for Your Wallet
"Going to defer a federal tax withholding. It's a payroll tax holiday, meaning that you'll get a chance to take home more money per paycheck on a temporary basis. Now that is about on average $100 a month for an individual worker, and that is great for people on payroll for the 30 million people unemployed that does nothing for them at all. But for pay people on payroll, you'll be able to take about $100 a month home with you extra. And that as president Trump made very clear on Saturday. Is alone that they'll have a chance to either have to pay back or not pay back. And this is the part. That was interesting. As the president put it. It all depends on how you vote for me. If you both me and you re elect me. I will look at this again after the first of the year and make a decision on whether or not I wanna wave your need to pay back this lump. I might also decide that you'll have to pay back this loan or We may just decide to keep going with the withholding, and by the way that withholding that we're talking about is something that goes into Social Security and Medicare. So that's got some people concerned here. But at the end of the day constitutionally, and this is where the question comes into play both sides of the aisle agree the White House kit. Forgive taxes without congressional approval. You need to get approval from Congress on that. And the president hasn't done that. So that's one of those things were Senator Ben Passes. This is unconstitutional Slop. You heard Nancy Pelosi reiterate that and then,
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on John Reid
"71 degrees in power hand news radio w R V. Tommy No. One self proclaimed Kay Kay Kay Lin has been found guilty on multiple charges about deadline has the story Harry Rogers, convicted of misdemeanor assault, property damage and hit and run. He later faces attempted malicious wounding charges, which are felonies. Rogers was accused of driving into a black lives matter protest back in June and Lakeside. The judge did find, however, that the offenses were not hate crimes. Each of the misdemeanors came with a 12 month sends. There were only minor injuries in the June incident that damn wine news Radio w. R. V s more Gun control could be coming to Richmond. Currently firearms are banned in city owned and operated parts of facilities. Namir Stony has proposed in extending the band to public spaces near events requiring city permits. He introduced an ordinance to City Council last night, President Trump said Monday. The White House is considering further Corona virus. Financial relief measures, including possible changes to the capital gains tax were looking it also considering a capital gains tax cut, which would create A lot more jobs, so we're looking very seriously at a capital gains tax cut. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats are holding firm. While many Republicans continue to Baltimore government spending, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor Monday blasted the Democrats for dragging their feet or weeks. Baker Pelosi and Democratic leader In the Senate stalled installed in back room negotiations. With the administration's Kant with congressman the stalemate. The president over the weekend signed several executive orders aimed at providing some relief. Secret Service will conduct an internal review of Monday evening's incident that ended in gunfire at the White House. The story from Marina Roy. New details in the officer involved shooting that sent the White House into lock down. The suspect approached the officer. And told the officer he had a weapon. Police say a 51 year old man threatened an officer before charging grand aggressively towards the officer and in a drawing motion. Withdrew and objects from his clothing. Moments later, the Secret Service opening fire President Trump in the middle of a briefing on live TV suddenly interrupted. Gas prices locally have not changed much this summer and Triple A says that is due to low demand. Spokesman Morgan Dean says With virtual school coming in the fall for many in the area, prices at the pump could be depressed is a high potential for prices to push cheaper Because there's not going to be a lot of school buses on the road here. It's not going to be driving their kids back and forth to school. A lot of traditional sports that would be starting up right now have been delayed The average in Richmond for now at a buck 97 a gallon. Hand over school board meets virtually tonight and we'll give updates on the district's returned to learn plan. Students in the county are preparing to go back to school, both in person and virtually this fall. Students who opted for in person school are being encouraged to provide their own transportation. Publix is announced its last. Its latest store in the area will open in the redeveloped. You cannot village shopping center and Robie is and you cannot August 26th that makes 15 stores.
New stimulus bill still unresolved
"The most recent meeting between White House officials and top congressional Democrats on a new stimulus bill did not go well. The biggest issues were not resolved and each side accusing the other of being unwilling to compromise. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows say they'll talk to President Trump today, then call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to determine whether it makes sense to meet.
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on Lee Mathews
"Deaths, 594 people are in the hospital, and there have been nearly 44,000 confirmed cases in Oklahoma. Congress and the White House. Still at an impasse over Corona virus relief legislation, Jared helping reports few lawmakers air on Capitol Hill this week they'll get 24 hours notice before it is coupled vote on a Corona virus relief package rather than compromise. Republican counterparts that take a hike. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Majority leader Mitch McConnell traded blame over talks collapsing late last week for week. Wigs. Held up important aid over non covert related demand. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he has not spoken with Schumer or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since talks between top Democrats and the White House broke off Friday. But he says he's willing to meet if Democrats have a new proposal. The more public school district planning.
Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
"Two weeks of negotiating congressional Democrats in the White House could not reach any agreement to help those American families who are struggling just to put food on the table at. This point lawmakers have no plans for further talks president trump who did not attend those negotiations and spent a long weekend at his golf resort. In New Jersey said yesterday that he would bypass Congress to sign executive actions addressing pandemic relief including asking the federal government to consider halting evictions Deferring Student Loan Payments Reallocating money. So the governor's could partially replace the extra federal unemployment benefits that expired last month and temporarily suspending the payroll tax but already, there are lots of questions about how effective those actions will be and whether or not they're even legal last night one Republican senator criticized the president for Congress's role with quote unconstitutional slop.
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on America's Morning News
"Concerned about presidential polling data, Rush says. Don't be. I don't care what the polls today show. You have to remember that polling data is used to create the conventional wisdom and everybody wants to be in the majority. So if you could be made to think that everybody hates Trump, it's easy for you to hate trumpets. The obvious intelligent decision have Trump's joke. Gotta go, then it's easier to corral people into that position. Don't get corralled. Listen to Rush nine to known on Talk Radio 5 60 KSFO. KSFO Sean Hannity show covers the whole country. But he wants to make sure the Bay Area here is exactly what San Francisco's Nancy Pelosi is saying Pelosi when asked about the destruction of memorials and statues. Here's what she said. I don't care how much of that statue's We'll do what they do. People do what they do what What is that a license to go out and have anarchy and lawlessness and destruction of property and vandalism with no real political debate. Fortunately, Sean Hannity, you'll keep doing what he does. Weeknights at nine on talk Radio 5 60 KSFO. KSFO. Michael Savage talks to the Bay Area black business. I am throwing control companies in the area. But when white liberals come up to you don't they automatically assume you're radicals? They do. And I just tell those that people don't wanna hear truth. You don't agree with black lives matter. Narrative necessarily. No, no, it's race being used as.
'Unconstitutional slop': Pelosi slams Trump's executive actions on coronavirus relief
"He doesn't know what he's talking about. I'm ham puso. Fox News, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. That's the kind of thing she can say about the executive action taken by President Trump yesterday, action she calls unconstitutional. The executive orders a wide ranging, focusing on unemployment, student loan payments, payroll taxes and evictions, families at the risk of being evicted. The virus is moving like a freight train, even though the president Once has ignored and delayed and distorted. What that isthe. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was part of the White House team negotiating with the speaker. We agreed with the Democrats. We both want to send more checks to the American workers. We want to send more PPP to those hardest businesses. We've fed. Let's pass legislation on the things we agree on the speaker and the secretary, both on Fox News
Trump again threatens executive orders to extend benefits after stimulus talks fall apart
"Some jobs did come back last month, but the economy remains in virus tailspin and Congress is in partisan gridlock over another stimulus bill. Tragically, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer continue to insist on radical left wing policies that have nothing to do with the general virus. Nothing to do with it all. So President Trump proposes to take executive action on his own, which might or might not be legal. Tom Foti, CBS NEWS Washington
Trump says he'll extend unemployment benefits
"There had been glimmers of hope, following marathon meetings between top Democrats and the White House. But in the end common ground couldn't be found on a new Corona virus relief package. We're not going to just Keep on coming back every day. If we can't get to a deal, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Democrats say, and offer that curb their demands by a trillion dollars was rejected by the administration. We have always said That the Republicans and the president do not understand the gravity of the situation, and every time we meet with them, it is reinforced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The next move could be unilateral action by President Trump. If Democrats continue to hold this critical relief hostage, I will act under my authority as president to get Americans the relief they need, including deferring the payroll tax dating back to July 1st, extending enhanced unemployment benefits, deferring student loan payments and forgiving interest until further notice. Along with extending the federal eviction moratorium, Fox says Leland Vitter, the president, acknowledging the White House would likely be
COVID-19 relief bill negotiations fall apart as lawmakers remain divided
"Congressional leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi met with the trump administration today for what we think was an eleventh round of face-to-face negotiations on another covid relief package for Americans who are out of work or otherwise up against it in the seventh full blown month of this pandemic Democrats offered to knock about a trillion dollars off of their relief bill, which should otherwise been pegged at three point four, trillion, the White House apparently said no to that offer. Many. The deadlines to replenish or extend the relief programs that Congress has passed in the past. Those have already come and gone deadline to continue paying the extra six hundred bucks and unemployment benefits that tens of millions of Americans have been relying on since they've been out of work that deadline came and went July thirty first. The deadline to extend the ban on people across the country that passed on July twenty fourth now as many as twelve million people or risk of losing their homes if they don't get help. Technically the paycheck protection program the Federal Loan Program to try to keep small businesses afloat. Technically, that program is still alive that program doesn't expire until tomorrow, but it does matter tomorrow. With all these federal leaf relief programs either collapsing on the verge of collapsing the trump administration is saying no to the Democrats compromise offer they've been making vague noises about the president trying to do some of these things by executive order the president talked about that tonight at his golf club in Bedminster but then quickly pivoted to spending the next half an hour remarks basically holding a very small campaign rally. Left unsaid at all was how he intends to muster the authority to try to do any of this single handedly since it's congress, not the president. That holds the power of the purse tick tock though in terms of how much Americans need relief right now, there's no end to this pandemic insight. The reason these things are expiring is because when they initially past people thought this would be over by now. It's nowhere near over Americans are suffering just as much as they were when these things were passed in the first place. How's this going to resolve? Joining us now is the Great James Clyburn South Carolina Congressman Chair of the House Select Committee Oversees Virus Relief Funds Congressman Clyburn. It's really nice to see you here. Tonight it's been too long since you've been here on the show I really appreciate you making time to be here. Thank you very much. Can you just give us your overview perspective on what you think is going to happen whether you think that these programs that so many Americans have been counting on will get extended what kind of lapse that will be looking at between those programs initially expiring and them getting re upped when ultimately some deal hopefully, it's worked out. I think we. WORKED OUT WE'LL be the tremendous amid of the week. Weekend. We will have. Some politicians tomorrow I think we're getting close to something happening. That will be beneficial to everybody. When the president talks about doing some of these things by executive order, I feel like I'm going back to my school house rock it's just I'm just a bill kind of basics about how the different branches of government work I mean the one thing the president doesn't have is the power of the purse when he says that he can do some of these things just by signing. An executive order when we're talking about, you know sending money to people weren't talking about an unemployment benefits boost when we're talking about changes around taxes that he's talking about, it doesn't seem to me that he has the power to do any of that as as president. But yet, the White House seems to think that that's a that's another way to get at the relief that's needed. The purchasing is saying that there is no congress, the acid deal with no people the he has to listen to He says these things up think as always throwing something up on the wall to see if it was. I think he knows better than this. The general owners that he issues have gone to court time and time again and they've been thrown back into his face as appointed time. I think he's get the message from the Courts as well. But keep working and we'll come to some agreement I. Wish that Mr McConnell or in the room so that we can get the legislative bodies together but he seems to have. Turned over to the White House, but we'll get something. You you sound confidence and that. Is booming to me because I feel like you're pretty clear eyed observer about what is capable what what Capitol Hill is capable of doing just ask what you would say to Americans right now who are really scared about not just the health aspects of this but the economic aspects of this I mean so many people that I know just in my personal life with their small business owners or whether they are employees of public or private entities. people are worried about whether or not the the economic. Blow that's been dealt to individual families into our country. Right now is something that we're going to recover from in the long run. How do you? How do you see that and? How do you think the government has done in terms of trying to fix some of these these wounds? People are worried and. Something, I'm worried. He got a really a pandemic, but then a pandemic here. When you really look at it they got a big healthcare crisis. They got an economic crisis, and as we focused on trying to do something about the economic crisis, the fact of the matter which are not yet it saw without solving this healthcare crisis. So it's a double whammy here. We have to try to operate knowing full well that you cannot operate within the silo here
Trump Vows to Issue Executive Orders if Coronavirus Relief Talks Collapse
"Breaking news on the economic front the White House and Democrats say talks of the economic stimulus package they have hit a wall president trump is threatening to take executive action on his own. Let's get details on that from our chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Americans they are in desperate economic pain right now but stimulus talks seem to be going nowhere right now what's the latest? Well, that's right. Wolf with negotiations falling apart over Corona Virus Relief Bill White House officials say president trump is now expected to take some kind of executive action to provide financial support to Americans who are struggling to find work during this pandemic the executive orders are likely to include some kind of effort to provide enhanced unemployment benefits as well as some kind of. Action on suspending evictions from rental homes. There may be some other proposals in the mix, and in the meantime, we should point out the president just hinted at the path ahead in the last hour tweeting, we're going a different way that tweet coming from the president in just the last hour, and in the meantime administration officials are throwing cold water on the president's gold having corona virus vaccine ready by election day one senior administration official told me earlier today that timeline is highly unlikely. President trump's claim that a corona virus vaccine could be ready by election day is receiving an injection of reality as top administration health officials are saying, don't bet on it. Then November third. Oh I. Think I think in some cases. Yes. Possible before. But right around that time, a senior administration official told CNN that timeline is just not realistic saying it's quote metaphysically possible but highly unlikely and Corona Virus Taskforce Dr Anthony Fauci said. May Have to wait until November or December just to find out of a vaccine really works adding maybe we'll get an answer as early as October but I doubt it trying to put a finer prediction on the timetable right now I don't think any of us have enough information yet to know how that's going to shake out. The pandemic Bennett economy recovered somewhat in July with the unemployment rate falling to just above ten percent with one point eight million jobs added even with so many Americans still out of work congressional Democrats and White House officials have been at odds all week over Corona Virus Relief Bill with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pointing the finger at top aides to the president. Now, that's been in the White House when the president's land that table and walked out that's really what Mr. Meadows. Did I on the table can't shoot staff Mark Meadows Jabbing right back I think for those that are suffering they. They should be asking the Democrats in the House and the Senate why why have you failed to meet the needs that we have so rightly expressed without a deal the White House is signaling Mr Trump will take executive action that legal drafting is complete. We've had this intense discussions about this. In the last several days, I don't WanNa make predictions. Democrats are also keeping an eye on election day accusing the administration of making changes to the nation's postal system that could slow down mayland balloting in a letter, the Postal Service Inspector General, a group of Democratic senators wrote the changes appear to pose a potential threat to mail in ballots and the twenty twenty general election President Likes Mail in voting in Florida but not another states like Nevada Florida's got a great Republican governor and it had a great Republican. Got Run to scientists Rick Scott, the president is seizing on comments made by Joe Biden, you seem to say African Americans are less diverse and their political views Latino voters unlike the African American community notable exceptions. The Latino community is incredibly diverse community. With, incredibly different attitudes about different things Biden try to clean that up tweeting in no way. Did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith not by identity not on issues not at all Mr Trump, tweeted biden is no longer worthy of the black vote I don't know what's going on with them, but it was very insulting. The president's attack on Biden are tricky for Mr Trump, who has a long track record of racially offensive behavior including sharing this video, featuring a supporter shouting white power. Now the US intelligence community issued a startling statement on election security today as the US closing in on the fall campaign. In that statement intelligence officials warn Russia is trying to damage from where Vice President Joe Biden. His chances to win the white. House the statement also from the intelligence community says, she prefers that president trump fail in his bid for a second term. These warnings from intelligence officials come at a critical time for American voters who were largely unaware that. The Russians were interfering with the election for years ago this time the voters know all too. Well, what could
Pelosi and Mnuchin torn over expanding unemployment boost
"Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying With no progress on negotiations over the next Corona virus aid bill, he will recommend that President Trump used executive orders to address expired enhanced federal unemployment benefits, heading off rental for foreclosures and providing relief to those with student loans. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her side offered to come down $1 trillion if the other side raised its offer by one trillion, so the final bill would be about two trillion, But it was not accepted. We'll have
Coronavirus stimulus talks fall apart in 'disappointing' meeting between Democrats, White House
"Installed talks between Congress and the White House on another Corona virus relief bill here, CBS News correspondent Steve Dorsey in Washington, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the White House to return to the negotiating table when it's ready to spend more on Corona virus relief. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said of proposed $1 trillion package from Republicans won't be enough to address things like unemployment needs. President Trump is considering executive action, but its potential impact is unclear.
Negotiations in Washington fail to produce a pandemic relief deal
"I might cross your reporting no deal seems imminent as lawmakers and the White House discuss pandemic relief frustration was evident from both sides after three hours of negotiations on Capitol Hill failed to produce a breakthrough pandemic relief package Thursday treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin there's a handful of very big issues that we're still very far apart house speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republicans want a trim package when they said a skinny proposal it was anorexic and it was not to meet the needs of the American people the White House says president trump is prepared to use executive orders to address some elements of the congressional package involving evictions and the jobless benefits Mike Rossi up Washington
'We're very far apart': Coronavirus relief negotiations left in uncertainty after Congress leaves for the weekend
"Congress remains at an impasse over the next Corona virus Relief bill as a White House initiated deadline tomorrow looms one from ABC said. I'm Kelsey House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, making the case Thursday for Democrats demands for a comprehensive and Mohr expensive relief package. This's a big challenge. And it will only get worse if we do not make the necessary investment pay now or pay later, much more federal unemployment benefits continue to be one of the top sticking points for negotiators. Democrats refusing to budge on that extra $600 while Republican seeker reduction that Incentivizes returns to
McConnell and Pelosi expect a coronavirus relief deal — but huge differences remain
"Over the net. It's Corona virus Relief Bill ABC is Adam Kelsey, with the latest House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, making the case Thursday for Democrats demands for a comprehensive and Mohr expensive relief package. This's a big challenge, and it will only get worse if we do not make the necessary investment pay now or pay later, much more. Federal unemployment benefits continue to be one of the top sticking points for negotiators. Democrats refusing to budge on that extra $600 while Republican seeker reduction that Incentivizes returns to work. Adam Kelsey. ABC NEWS Washington Speaker. Pelosi did say that some progress was being made on some of the issues today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says they will not break for their August recess. If a deal is not yet in place, And that is new, and you heard it here
White House and Congress Remain Far From Any Stimulus Deal
"11 06 The number of new unemployment claims went down by 1/4 1,000,000 from a week ago after rising for two straight weeks. It's the lowest total since mid March. But still the pace remains at alarmingly high levels. Correspondent Christine Romans tells us. It's evidence Corona virus keeps forcing companies to cut jobs a little bit better, but just the sheer volume of this job's crisis. It's just hard to find any silver linings here. 1.2 million people for the very first time filed for unemployment benefits last week were now on a 20 week trend where more than 55 million people have filed for the first time for unemployment. That benefits of this report comes Justus. The $600 weekly supplemental unemployment payment has expired. That continues to be a big sticking point in negotiations between the White House Senate Republicans and congressional Democrats on the whole, and they are said to be trillions of dollars apart. On agreement on a new stimulus package, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows indicated If there's no deal by Friday, there won't be a deal. If Congress can't get it done the president the United States will Meadows is referring to executive action on two issues, a temporary extension of unemployment benefits and a temporary extension of the moratorium on evictions. We are not walking away that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is one of the chief Democratic negotiators, speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is the principal negotiator. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but how long that tunnel is remains to be seen. Linda
Negotiators Close In on Coronavirus Aid Deadline With No Deal
"More than a week's worth of meeting still no deal reached between Democrats and White House negotiators on a massive corona virus stimulus package. The White House and Republicans are still trillions of dollars. Apart from Democrats on how much to spend for the next Corona virus relief Bill. Democrats won over three trillion to go towards unemployment benefits, food aid help for renters and more House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I feel optimistic that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but how long that tunnel is remains to be seen. The GOP is looking for just over one trillion, while White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says talks or slow going. This is not a fine wine. It doesn't improve with time. The administration says negotiators are working towards an understanding of the major issues by Friday
Pelosi: Trump speech plan latest effort to 'degrade' the White House
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blasting President Trump for floating the idea of using the White House to accept the Republican presidential nomination later this month. Speaking on MSNBC today, Pelosi said the president has no right to even suggest it for the president, United States to degrade once again the White House as he has done over and over again. By saying he's going to completely politicize. It is something that should be rejected right out of hand. The Trump campaign had planned to hold the Republican National Convention in Florida and North Carolina by canceled amid a surgeon New Corona virus cases. The Washington Post reported yesterday that Republican officials were considering using the White House South Lawn to stage trumps acceptance speech.
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations continue
"Soon before there may be another Corona virus relief Bill White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was in talks Monday with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi was productive. We're moving down the track their differing on Lovelace benefits the dam's calling for $600 a week, the GOP says that should be more like 200. They're also debating how much age to go to Renner's facing eviction. Nail president. Trump says he may come up with a package of his own. So I have a lot of, uh, powers with respect to executive orders. One thing a lot of lawmakers want to see another $1200 stimulus payment to taxpayers.
"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 Fresh Air
"And Astra to take this spot on the San Francisco Library Commission and she turned him down. She said well you know. I'm perfectly happy being a volunteer. I'm happy to help. I don't need that kind of official position and even though she considers him a chauvinist sort of old fashioned man he reprimanded. Hurry said No. You're doing the work. You should have something to show for it. You should have the power that comes with it. You should be able to make decisions. And this was really a revelation for her and when she and I talked about it she described it as a sort of feminist moment where she realized that yes she should be able to have that kind of power if she was going to be doing all the work and everything sort of changed for her. Once she had that official position she realized that particularly as a woman. If you were just sort of talking no one might listen to you but if you had a vote they had to respect you. They had to listen to your voice to get into Congress in one thousand nine hundred seven and not manny politicians make their first run at elected office for Congress and win and she in a way was kind of in the right place at the right time. A congressman died. His wife took the seat. She got colon cancer and said that Nancy should run for the seat but she still had to win it as a field of fourteen people including one. That was quite formidable. How'd she pull it off? Well I think there are actually quite a few people in the Congress today. Who that's their first office. But that's sort of another discussion but yes. She did have to fight for it. Despite having the deathbed endorsement of her friend Salad Burton who held the seat before her untimely death of colon cancer and she really did model her operation on the politics that she learned in Baltimore. County every vote on knowing the neighborhoods block by block and precinct by precinct. She knew the value of showing up. She was a tireless campaigner. She'd be up at five in the morning waving signs for the commuters and she'd be out late at night you know speaking at a at a bingo parlor or or Lady's Bridge Club and so her principal opponent was a man named Harry. Britt was the sort of the successor of the famous Harvey Milk. The tragically assassinated member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and this was at a time when The AIDS crisis was really coming on the national radar and if elected Harry Britt her opponent would have been the first openly gay man elected to Congress so a lot of the campaign was about who could better represent the gay community and Nancy Pelosi talked about all the connections. She had her ability to be effective in Washington But her principal opponents argument was we need to be represented by one of our own in. Congress and she won pretty narrowly. She was there was it was a sort of two rounds of voting and she won that first round by just a few thousand votes. The other big part of it was money right. She raised a lot of money and she at this point had family wealth to contribute to. That's right her Her husband was a banker and financier. They lived in New York for a few years before moving to his hometown in San Francisco and he became quite successful. So even at that time in in Nineteen eighty-seven seven they They were quite well off and Yes she put quite a lot of her own money into the race in addition to being able to raise funds because she had this background as a fundraiser because she spent so much time raising money for other politicians she was then able to call in a lot of those favors and she outspent entire rest of the field combined to win that race. You write that. When she got to Congress she already knew two hundred representatives and senators personally in that many owed her a favor. That's pretty remarkable for a freshman. Why why was the? It's very unusual for a freshman member of Congress but she had helped so many people Get to Congress. She had held all of these fundraisers in her home. Her her house in San Francisco had become a sort of well known stop on the fundraising circuit so not just San Francisco politicians but politicians from all over the country who were coming through California to raise. Money would stop at their home. She also spent a term as the finance chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Basically raising money for all of the Senate candidates in tough races in one thousand nine hundred eighty six so that meant that she got to know a lot of senators and helped a lot of them and a lot of them grew to respect her through that and also perhaps out her favor so And this was exactly what she ran on her slogan when she ran for office that first time was a voice that will be heard and it was all about her connections and her ability to be effective in Washington. Which if you think about it is pretty odd for someone who's never actually been in office before. In fact one of her campaign consultants looked at this proposed. Slogan said. Wait a minute. We're going to run a first time candidate on this idea that they are effective and accomplished and the answer was yes. That's what we're going to do and it ended up working. A of people serve in Congress for decades but never become leaders. They are active on their committees. Nancy Pelosi decided I in one thousand nine hundred. She would run for one of these leadership posts whip. She stayed at. It eventually was elected the whip. She became the leader of the caucus in two thousand and two. They were in the minority so she held the post of minority leader and then eventually became speaker in two thousand seven after the Democrats won the majority in Congress in two thousand six but running for these leadership posts is a little different from just serving in Congress. Tell us how you do it. How did she manage to Wendy's internal battles for leadership. It requires building a lot of support among your colleagues. So that means raising money for your colleagues campaigning. For your colleagues helping them get elected and stay elected. It means proving that you have the the sort of chops to do the job proving that you know the INS and outs of the policy. You know the way. The House works and functions But it's a lot of just building those relationships and interestingly although she came from the liberal wing of the caucus from pretty early point in her career she was building relationships with the more moderate and conservative Democrats in the house and She became friends with a sort of crusty old chauvinist from Pennsylvania. Jack Murtha who was known for his work on defense spending and because he saw something in her that made him take her seriously. He became a sort of crucial validation for her. You have to remember when she got to the House in one thousand nine hundred seven out of four hundred thirty five members of the House. There are only twenty three women so she wasn't really going to get anywhere by getting all the women in the House to vote for her. There just weren't that many She needed to get all the men to take her seriously. They she needed to get them to see her as someone who could do this job. And wasn't justice sort of Dilettante as she was often caricatured so getting those older and more conservative and male members to to take her seriously and to see her as a force to be reckoned with was really crucial to her. Being able to to win that position. Right and you know you mentioned that. In the two thousand Congressional Election Cycle. She donated three point nine million to other Democratic candidates. That certainly away to win a lot of friends. The other thing was just the sheer level of work and the stamina. She showed what were her days like. She has always had a really remarkable amount of energy. She doesn't need a lot of sleep. I've never seen her eat an entire meal. She seems she doesn't drink coffee. She doesn't drink alcohol. She seems to live mostly on dark chocolate and chocolate. Ice Cream Which eats every day but she has this incredible level of energy and she traces a lot of it to being a mother and as a mother myself. I identify with this a little bit. I think you find when you become a mother for the first time much less when you have five children That the amount of capacity that you thought you had just increases exponentially when you just because it's so much work to take.
"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 Young Turks
"All right. What's what's I show? Okay. Let's start off with got our country's insane. Is they're going to be a state of the union. Well, it depends on what time you're watching this as of I'm filming. No, there is not going to be a state of the union because of ridiculous back and forth that's gone on throughout the day between Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi. So you might remember that not long ago Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Donald Trump informing him that because of security concerns he was not going to be able to have his state of the union address in the halls of. Congress during the shutdown because of concerns about their ability to secure the location that story didn't seem a hundred percent accurate, but still if she wants to block him for having state of the union, she can probably do that. And Donald Trump's response was restrained at the time, but he did respond in letter form today setting up a potential challenge. So he said in part in this letter. Thank you for your letter of January third two thousand nineteen sent to me long after the shutdown began. It was like days. I don't know what long but invited me to address the nation on January twenty nine th as to the state of the union, as you know, I had already accepted, you're kind of station. However, then received another letter from you dated January sixteenth wherein you express concerns regarding security during the state of the union address due to the shutdown. He then lists a couple of reasons he believes that. There was no real security concern. And then says there are no security concerns regarding the state of the union address. Therefore, I will be honoring your invitation we then had a brief pause and everyone wondered what's going to happen is he just going. To March into the house of representatives. That are going to kick down the door. Nancy Pelosi got in front of that saying in another letter they're all communicating via letters these days. I am writing to inform you that a house of representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the president's state of the union address in the house chamber until the government has opened again. I look forward to welcoming you to the house on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been open. So look like it wasn't actually going to happen. But still if he's dead set on kicking down the door. He could hypothetically try to do that. And then he was asked about this. And it looks like he has taken himself off of the break. So here's a couple of video clips in the first you're going to see him addressing questions about what exactly is going to have with the stalemate. The president responded, and she says she will not consider a concurrent resolution to have you come to the house on January twenty ninth split his state of the union. Into. It's really a shame. What's happening with the Democrats had become radicalized? They don't wanna see crime stuff, which we can very easily on the southern border. And it really is a shame. What's happening with the Democrats? This will go on for a while alternately the American people will have their way because they wanna see no crime. So we're all working very hard. We'll have to respond to it. We'll respond to in a timely matter. Okay. So there's been so many responses already, but apparently in a respond again, however at that same meeting, he I believe was fairly definitive about the state of the state of the union to the state of the union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn't want to get the truth. She doesn't want the American public to hear what's going on. And she's afraid of the truth, and the stupor left Democrats, the radical Democrats what's going on in that far is shocking. I know many people that were Democrats are this which ING over right down. This what you over quickly. We're supposed to be doing it. And now. Nancy Pelosi or Nancy as I call her. She doesn't want to hear. The truth that might be the most brutal nickname. He's come up with yet. That's not a big Nancy Pelosi or as I call her Ninzy. Yeah. That's her name..
"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
"Hi kim there have been a lot of smoke screens and distractions with these elections in the past couple of years this is a big ones think about why there was a special election in pennsylvania they were replacing somebody who was quote unquote prolife yet was caught helping to pay for an abortion and i don't think this topic even came up they the republicans just very easily brought up nancy pelosi as a scapegoat smokescreen and the democrats sort of fell for it by putting it in their commercials i think democrats need to not only focus on the real issues they have to stop being such punching bags and just fight back in the better way and i think focusing on nancy pelosi i i'm personally a little indifferent to her maybe we do need some new blood but she was not the big issue in the pennsylvania election recently thanks for the call karen peter what do you think about that as mansi pelosi a a distraction a red herring i think chris is is right that nancy pelosi probably does hurt democrats a little bit and so from her point of view given the work that she's doing the really really important evaluate work i can see why it would be easier not to have nancy pelosi there the the the only point i was making i think we should not be naive which is to say that those women who are running for congress now who are the emerging next generation if we're lucky enough to see them win if they are successful and they achieve positions of power in in the house or one day run for senator or president united states even will face some of the same kind of withering attacks the notion that you can that you know again elizabeth warren has a very different profile a much more populous profile then and then then nancy pelosi get what is become the dominant conversation about her this pocahontas comment right.
"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 On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Republicans have been able to hold onto the house for the last eight years it's not just because nancy pelosi is our leader republicans say oh yes it does work we have the polling to prove it even though they don't always show that polling they do point to public polling that shows that she's very unpopular but if you look at all the polling of congressional leaders not just her but speaker ryan and others they're generally all unpopular but she is the one that has been the most vilnai's and i think part of that is she is a lightning rod in a way she's very progressive she comes from san francisco so she doesn't always represent the views of voters in the rust belt middle america and you know her longevity she's been the leader for fifteen years so you know if if even voters don't know who paul ryan is necessarily are mitch mcconnell they at least generally have some reference to who nancy pelosi is because she's been around so long yeah so connerly in that race he rebutted the attack ads that were being launched against him trying to tie him to nancy pelosi here's a clip of one of his campaign ads opponent wants you to believe the biggest issue in this campaign is nancy pelosi it's all a big lie i've already said on the front page of the newspaper that i don't support nancy pelosi the real issues are the ones that affect your lives i'll protect medicare and social security my ponant will cut them i'll protect healthcare and education my opponent won't so connor lamb says he doesn't support nancy pelosi he joins about a third of the caucus who voted against her in the last leadership election what does that tell us the ad that connor lamb came up with is interesting and it's a pretty big turning point because we have seen candidates in the past be asked by reporters directly will use support pelosi and they say no but this is the first time to my knowledge that we've seen a democratic candidate come up with.
"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.