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Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"A P news. I'm Rita Foley. Covid cases are spiking and Dr Anthony Fauci is speaking out. Here's our Julie Walker, the nation's top and I'm Rita Foley with an A P news minute. We may well here today that the U. S military is ending its combat mission in Iraq. President Biden and Iraq's prime minister will meet at the White House today and we're told that after that meeting, they will announce that the U. S and Iraq have come to an agreement. Tomorrow is day one for the select committee that will investigate the January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol. Here's Our Ben Thomas House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named a second Republican critic of Donald Trump to the special committee investigating the capital Riot. Congressman Adam Kinzinger says Americans need to know the truth on how and why thousands showed up to attack our democracy. The other Republican on the Panelist Wyoming's congresswoman Liz Cheney, swimmer to Caleb Dressel and the U. S win gold at the Tokyo Olympics, Katie Ledecky wins silver, saying the Australian swimmer who beat her swam a really smart race was a tremendous race. Dr. Anthony Fauci says. We're going in the wrong direction as covid cases Spike. I'm Rita Foley. This is.
Republican Adam Kinzinger Joins Jan 6. Capitol Attack Probe
"Asked to serve on the select committee to investigate the January six capital attack. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger to join the panel. The move comes after she rejected two of minority leader Kevin McCarthy's picks last week, causing him to withdraw all five of his appointees will check sports in your
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on Brian Lehrer
"About the Select House Committee on the January 6th capital riot, which will hold its first hearing tomorrow. We expect this show to be preempted in whole or in part tomorrow morning for live coverage of that hearing also on the politics and public health of vaccinations now, which will get to which Mara has reported on Or any other national politics that Mara maybe following 646435 70 to 86 46435 70 to 80 or tweet your question or comment at Brian Lehrer. Um, I'm going to go back again to that clip of Pelosi. From ABC this week yesterday that we played She said. She has high confidence that whatever the committee, ultimately, reports will be broadly accepted across party lines. Do you see the committee is taking specific steps to maximize the chance? That that happens among all these skeptical Republicans, so we were just talking about Well, I don't know exactly why Nancy Pelosi thinks that, um the committee can convince a whole bunch of people who believe the election was stolen that that it wasn't but we'll see. I think that the committee can establish facts. I mean, this is something that has not been investigated in public and you're going to have as I said, police officers starting tomorrow. Talk about what happened that day. Mean there was a A mob of people chanting, you know, Hang Dick Cheney. I'm sorry. Hang Mike. Pence. Um, there were people going through the halls of Congress looking for Nancy Pelosi. There was violence committed against Capitol police officers and all that can be established. Um, whether this committee can change public opinion when you have 70% of Republicans agreeing, believing Donald Trump's falsehood that the election was stolen from him. I don't know if the committee can can change those minds. But she certainly has high hopes for it. I could also make a case that Pelosi shouldn't care that much. Who accepts it? At first, it's just her job in the committee's job to get the facts on the table and public opinion will be what it is, and it can change over time. Right, Right. And I think in general, it's probably a bad idea to predict, uh, how you can affect public opinion, especially at a time when we're so deeply, deeply divided and polarized. You said on weekend edition Sunday that the hearing could uncover a lot of what we still don't know. There's a lot we do know by now. So what do you think, are some of the main things that we don't know that the committee would try to uncover? Well, I think we're there any contacts conversations between members of Congress and, uh, the people who came up to the Capitol that day in advance, Um what were the conversations between House leaders and Donald Trump that day? We do have reports of a conversation between Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump That came from Jaime Herrera Butler, another Republican member of the House, where she says, she recounted What she was told by Kevin McCarthy that he talked to Donald Trump about but we haven't heard about that first hand. So there are a lot of things that happened that day that we don't know about. Also, just the basic facts about why it took so long. The Capitol police to get the reinforcements. They were asking for hours and hours. Um, and one of the things that Republicans want to focus on is why the capital wasn't defended well enough, You know, should they have anticipated a violent insurrection at the Capitol? And why didn't they or if they did? Why weren't they better prepared? So there are lots and lots of things we still don't know. Let's take a phone call Tyson in the South Bronx here on W. N. Y C with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson High Tyson. Thanks for calling in Thank you, Brian and Mara. I just want to say you are one of the icons of NPR. And I just love the fact that you're still with NPR. Thanks 150. Years later to, uh, keep on going. I really appreciate you and bringing this to light and I have a two part question. Number one. I heard on NPR am W. N. Y. C that former Governor Kane believes that there should be a independent commission. And the second part of my question is How can America unite itself when all the republic can't Seem to totally disregard the truth, even though their lives were at stake. Um, January 6th and also where is the Democratic? Pit bull to beat back all the lies and, uh, falsehoods that continue to plague our country. Mm. Okay, well, I'll try to take them in order in terms of independent commission that was voted down. Republicans rejected that. It was passed by the house and in the Senate, it was rejected. That's why there's not an independent committee or commission. That's why Nancy Pelosi created the Select Committee, which Republicans also voted against, But it's a House committee so that you didn't need the Senate for that. That's why there's no independent commission. I've heard that it's possible that President Biden could have created one, but I think he wants to leave this to Congress. He feels that's the rightful place. This should be investigated. In terms of ahead. Pardon? Go ahead. I'm sorry. No, you go ahead. Oh, and in terms of how to bring the country together. Uh, that's a real tough one, especially when you have so many people who believe That something that just isn't true that the election was stolen that there was massive fraud. You know, in a Democratic society, we have a referee, and it's called the judicial branch. And when there's a conflict when people disagree on facts, you go to a court and you resolve it. And there were at least 60 court cases around. The election alleging fraud. Some of them said they were alleging fraud and then had no evidence of fraud and not a single one was found to have significant voter fraud in these elections. And there have been several many, many audits of the votes recounts in states that were key battleground states and there just hasn't been any evidence of fraud. But Donald Trump is the leader of the Republican Party, and he continues to insist on this. And I don't know how you, um, convince his supporters otherwise, in terms of the pit bull. I don't think there is going to be one single democratic pitbull. I think they're just going to be a lot of Democrats who are trying to Um You know, convince the public about what happened that day. Vicki and Tudor City. You're on w N Y. C with Mara Liasson. Hello, Vicky. Good morning. Um my question is this Since the crowd seemed to have a plan or the mob. I should say to, um In quotation marks depos. Vice president, Pence and Nancy Pelosi, Um, if they had been taken down the way that they were being targeted, would that have created martial law? And would that have enabled the former president, too? Somehow overturned the election and declare himself the winner. Jeez, those are a lot of hypotheticals, and I just don't know the answer to that question. I mean, that's a lot of ifs. I don't I just don't know. Do you think that they committee will investigate? How far.
Pelosi Appoints 2nd GOP Critic of Trump to Jan. 6 Committee
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi has named the second Republican critic of Donald Trump to a special committee investigating the capital riot congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois was among the ten house Republicans to vote for trump second impeachment he joins Wyoming's Liz Cheney yes the committees to Republicans in a statement he said after months of lies and conspiracy theories the American people deserve transparency and truth on how when why thousands showed up to attack our democracy house Republican leader Kevin McCarthy accused Pelosi of appointing members who in his words share her preconceived narrative saying it will not yield a serious investigation but an ABC news is this week with George Stephanopoulos pelo see had this maybe the Republicans can't handle the truth but we have a responsibility to seek it to find it in in a way that retains the confidence of the American people Ben Thomas Washington
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz
"Hancock delivers his State of the city address later this morning, 10 o'clock, So two hours away, we can expect to look back demonstrated its resiliency. To come through such a challenging time as the pandemic but also a look ahead. What has made him for a great city is our ability to look beyond the moment of challenges and say, You know what does our future hold and to begin to set up Mark? Further down the road. That speech will be a virtual one. It will be streamed on Facebook. Denver gov dot org and on cable Channel eight. The Denver Field Office of the I. R S is Warning people not to fall for child tax credit scams. Millions of American families are now receiving the child tax credit and scammers are out in force to try and steal it. The Denver I. R s office says. Don't fall for emails, calls or texts of people offering assistance to sign you up or speed up the payments. The I R s does not contact tax. Pairs in this way, and they don't leave prerecorded or urgent messages for you. The IRS is delivering the payments with info they already have eligible families are automatically enrolled Cathy Walker K away news radio ahead to the nation's capital, where a top Senate Democrats as today could be the day lawmakers get a better picture on the bipartisan infrastructure Bill. Virginia Democrat Mark Warner on Fox News Sunday said the bill could be ready by this afternoon. He says a bipartisan group of 10 senators He's a part of has been crafting many of the elements likely to be in the bill, whether it's $100 billion plus for roads and bridges, whether it's close to $50 billion Resiliency for those coasts. We're having sea level rise, whether it's making the kind of investments in cleaner buses, broadband and a stronger power grid are also part of the plan. Republicans sparked Democrats efforts recently to get them to agree to a bill that was not finished grin All Scott Fox News House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, confident to work on the select of the Select committee investigating the January six capital riot will be bipartisan. The work of this Committee must.
House Riot Committee Provokes Partisan War
"Hill, The 1st January sixth commission hearing is Tuesday. This at the same time prosecutions are moving through the justice system. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and top House Republican Kevin McCarthy remain at odds over the panel. As NPR's Mara Liasson tells us, this is the state of play in Washington at the moment, I think That the January 6th investigations really illustrate the deep divide that we have in this country. Nothing illustrates a better actually, we have the worst attack on the capital since 18 12. And the decision about whether or not to investigate. It has become completely partisan. We have Republicans voting against the independent Commission and against this special Select committee, Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House, appointed to Republicans to that committee, both of whom disagreed with the committee's existence in the first place. NPR's Mara Liasson reporting.
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on The KFBK Morning News
"Motown Records and that be the Jackson five. Their first four singles with Motown Records. All went number one on the billboard top 100. How many of the Jackson five. Can you name of this horror of the brothers and the brothers? Michael? Michael May Jermaine Tito. Yeah. All right. You lose me after those three. Those are the three Michael Jr. I don't know, Junior. Sure. Why not? Thank you, sir. Appreciate that very much. Featured audio clip at 705 deals with this over the weekend, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was on one of the Sunday morning talk shows and said Okay, the infrastructure bill, apparently they're getting pretty close on this deal, she said. You know, I'm not even going to bring up a vote. The infrastructure bill unless the Senate passes a reconciliation bill to do you see that I did I did. There was a lot of talk about this over the weekend. The whole infrastructure bill think could be dead could die now because the Republicans are saying No, We're not tying those two together so at any way that we're going to hear more about that, in our featured audio clip that's coming up at 705 the kerfuffle over that. And, uh, there's a significant story out of Northern California at Lake Oroville. The water is dropping so rapidly now, um, that electricity output from the dam is in jeopardy, so we'll break that down for.
Mark Levin Says He's Tired in Impassioned 'Hannity' Monologue
"And this is what I said. Cut one go. I'm going to tell you what's going on. I was part of the Reagan revolution as part of the tea party movement. Was part of the Trump revolution. There is a massive movement of foot. It's not under the radar. People just started looking at it. The silent majority is not going to be silent anymore. The American people are furious with what's happening to their country by American people. I mean, all American people who love this country, regardless of their color, their religion, their background. Red blooded Americans. They are sick and tired of what they've seen in the first six months of this administration. They don't like the way they're being treated by the elites in the media. They don't like being looked down upon by these phony professors who they bring on TV who trash them. They are disgusted with the teachers unions. Parents all over this country can't believe what's happened to elementary schools and secondary schools. Parents go broke to send their kids to college, another coming home on Thanksgiving or other days, and they don't know what's happened to them. We're paying for our own demise with tenured Marx's professors and administrators. For schools that are turning on our founding in our history. Americans love their history. Americans love their history, The good the bad and the ugly. Americans are sent all over the world to fight wars for people who do not look like them. America's borders are wide open. We have a president United States was violating our immigration laws who signs executive orders, like his Benito Mussolini were sick and tired of hearing from San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi. In New York City, Chuck Schumer, what they intend to do to our court system. Those courts belong to us attacking separation of powers and our constitutional construct. We're tired of the way the family is trashed in this country, the family We're tired away. Private property rights are treated in this country. We're tired of a lot of things going on in this
Fresh update on "nancy pelosi" discussed on Chris Plante
"When Joe Biden said We're not going to do that anymore and stopped it. It started racking up insane cost $3 million a day. Not to build the wall, and it also includes in there some of the money needed to destroy the steel that was laying around. And this is the best example. If you want to see a hard core example of who the Democrats are look at this, the wall could be protecting the southern border could be protecting the people not only of Texas and New Mexico and Arizona, California but also could be protecting every state where we are now seeing buses packed with people being delivered. In the dark of night. Mostly swing states is where they're going. But $3 million a day. That we are paying for nothing to be built. It is more than infuriating. It is more than frustrating so far. Since Joe Biden has been in office. It's been $2 billion spent not to build the wall. And then there are the added costs of the more than a million people who have come through and more than a million people who have been there. Their lives disrupted. And then there's the covid that's coming through. What is it? Estimated one in 10 of the million Plus who have gotten through Bringing covid with them. So that's another 100,000 people. Yes. Where is the common sense here? Seriously. Where is it? We need to talk about what Pelosi is up to as well. Nancy Pelosi over the weekend filled out the rest of her select committee. Investigating the January 6th riot. And that committee will meet for the first time tomorrow. And it's only going to be. Pelosi picked members because Kevin McCarthy pulled out all Republicans that he had nominated after Pelosi put the kibosh on two really strong representatives, Banks and Jordan. And Jordan is just a pit bull. If you didn't see Jim Jordan take apart the timeline on the funding of gain of function research in the hearing about three weeks ago. It's eight minutes of absolute brilliance. Fauci didn't show up for the hearing. So we just used pouches, emails and saw the email chain and Jordan. I'm sure Pelosi would be terrified of having Jim Jordan on that committee. So Jordan was bounced. Banks was bounced, and Nancy Pelosi decided she was going to pick two members to GOP members because she believes in bipartisanship. She believes that you know, it's really important that we have We have bipartisanship on these committees. It's critical. It's absolutely critical. So she picked Liz Cheney. Yeah, There's somebody who couldn't be any more anti trump. If you tried await you could if you were Adam Kinzinger. So now you have Pelosi's select committee with Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney. You could not have any more anti trumpism on one committee if you tried. And why don't they just send us? Why don't they just send us the report that they already have written up with the decision they've already made and save us the money from having the hearings. It'll just be fabulous, and we'll save all that time. And we can already lighted on fire and just go forward. No. Tomorrow we're going to have that first. Committee hearing. They have subpoena power to There is a rumor that they're going to subpoena Jim Jordan. Which I would double dog dare them to do that. Maybe Triple dog. Damn. Billy is now on the phone. Billy from LA played a halo, Billy. Welcome to the Chris Plante Show with Michael Palka. Well, there's a pleasure to speak to you. I enjoy when you fill in. Thank you, sir. I'm happy to be here. Yeah. You touched on two topics that triggered my my sleepy brain to wake up number one. The folks from Texas these clowns that are imitating legislators. Why are they getting paid anything if they're AWOL from their job? If I skip off my job, my employer says, Hey, no ticket, No laundry, buddy. You don't work. You don't get paid Just that simple, uh, number one you're going to have to. We're going to have to cancel you because using a phrase like no ticket, no laundry. That's just racist. An old and and you know, we're not allowed to use that We can't even say long time. No See, I was told that that was racist. The other day. You can't say long time no see, because apparently that started with some sort of caricature of an Asian person. So I'm just obviously mocking you there with snark. But, um the reality here is that they can do this based on the fact that they are the legislators, and they write their own rules. It's the same reason why we'll never get term limits in Congress because they'd have to write the rules. That would allow us to throw them out, and they're not going to do that the same same deal. They wrote the rules that allow them to leave the state and while they're out of the state, they can claim they're doing the state's business, which affords them a $221 per day per damn. It's insane. So that's issue number one. What's issue number two. What is she? Number two. I wonder if Captain obvious at 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue, and I hope that's not racist to say. I don't want to offend the real captain obvious by making that connection, but Has he made the as he connected the dots with the hundreds of thousands of unchecked unvetted untested mystery folks pouring across the border and being shuttled to various locations throughout the United States in secrecy by the military, because if we did it on public transportation of airlines That would be too obvious. But does anybody connected the dots to the increase in the alleged Wuhan cases? You know, you bring in a bunch of people who you have no clue where they're from, or what they have or what they may be carrying with them, And then suddenly, there's an increase in And disease incidents. She wiz. Does it take an Einstein to figure that out? No. And we don't even have close to that in the White House so that They're not going to come closer. You know, he might have trouble finding you know what with both his hands, But the reality is there being very cryptic with all the information about the people in the country, the million and remember when Joe campaign, he said, we can handle two million more people, and he meant it. And now we're already at a million, but the reality that you bring up this kind of interesting and a I wonder if we can get hard numbers. The the military was flying people at night, Um, Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee exposed the fact that they were flying people. In the middle of the night to cities in Tennessee and not telling them But those people couldn't get on a normal airplane because they don't have an I D and they couldn't pass the covid test. I'm guessing or 10% of them couldn't so between the IEDs which we all know are racist. Unless you're An airline. Or now maybe a bar owner in some places where you're going to have to show an I d to prove that you have covid vaccination to this is all part of the plan. And they're sending them to swing states because they believe it's the way to rescue 2022. I maintain that the way things are going. There's a new poll out today that we will discuss shortly the way things are going..
Pelosi Defends Decision to Reject 2 GOP Lawmakers for Jan. 6 Committee
"Nancy pelosi put an end to the republican effort to disrupt the work of the select committee on january six. Today there's new reporting the speakers adding even more republicans to the already bipartisan investigation. Many hossan and katie hill are here to talk about at all next. You had hundreds of thousands of people i would venture to say. I think it was the largest crowd. I've ever spoken before. It went from that point which is almost at the white house to beyond the washington monument. It was an an wide and But if you could win was a loving crowd too by the way there was a lot of love. I've heard that from everybody. Many many people told me that was a loving gra correspond with president. Donald trump talking to washington post reporters carolina and philip rucker about the loving crowd at the january. Six rally. just before the insurrection. Now more than five hundred people from the said loving crowd who marched the capital and started a riot have been arrested as a massive investigation into what happened. That day continues the house. Select committee is now moving forward. Today speaker pelosi defended her decision to continue without any of the five republicans picked by house. Minority leader kevin mccarthy after she vetoed two of them and he pulled the three. Select committee is bipartisan. And it has a and it will do. The job it sets out to do. Is my responsibility as speaker of the house. To make sure we get to the truth on this and we will not let their antics stand in the way of that. One republican liz cheney wyoming remains on the committee. They're reportedly been discussions about speaker. Pelosi potentially adding others like congressman adam anger of illinois.
Congressman Darrell Issa: The Jan. 6 Commission Is a Sham
"Issa congressman. I said welcome back to america. I well good to be back on. And when it comes to two nations nobody matches you so. I'm happy to take the compliment from a source. That knows what i will have to kind. That's to kind okay. Let's let's talk business. You mentioned in the break how busy we must be fighting. Insurrections and getting committee stood up your reaction to the fact that nancy or shall we call him. shall we called him. Marie-antoinette doesn't want to have any truth telling republicans on her committee so has she really made a mistake now congressman. Is it now not clear to everyone that the january the six quote unquote commission is just a political sham. It is a political sham. It's going to be bipartisan but without a disagreement at the start as to any aspect of it because she has managed to pick people who already agree with her at least she believes they do and Starting of course with liz cheney. She's got somebody who Has basically said that the republican party and anyone who said that there were irregularities in arizona or pennsylvania are inherently un-american and likens us to the people on the wrong side of the civil war The reality is our constitutional obligations were met. She chose to go and other way but nancy. Pelosi wants to turn all of that into a january six once in a millenium Sort of a claim And she's going to run that through with this sham commission.
Why Does Vaccinated Nancy Pelosi Have COVID-19?
"Lockdowns. Bounds are coming again and masks coming because we don't even know the efficacy of this vaccine. Nancy pelosi staffer contracted boven. Today's that right. That's right and the texas democrats left washington dc with budweiser. They came home with corona and vitamin them is that right by the texas democrat. They don't have to wear masks on airplanes. I hope and pray. Nancy pelosi has dropped support. One handy i hope and pray she can come out and say that ivermectin saved her. Life is the vaccine at this point. Not going to save her life. Though nancy pelosi will get the best in the world probably be fine. I don't wish death upon anyone even our political opponents. They obviously how they do things so plant. Nancy pelosi has and she got the vaccine. Even if you got the vaccine you might not be inoculated against it but you might have the down right. So we're seeing the nine seven thousand nine thousand seven hundred fifty nine counter all these numbers. This is this is the con game. That's being played right now. Is that no. One has any agreed upon information. So hey cnn. Where's the ticker on the side of your on the side of your ridiculous news broadcasts of adverse events due to vaccine how many deaths according to vaccine with four thousand nine hundred three deaths according to bears. It's been that way forever it the cova death count on. Cnn was going up every single day. It hasn't been updated since the ninth of july. By the way some people think that some people think that the vat the the there's is like one tenth of the real number a certain whistle blower says it's over fifty thousand so nancy pelosi is contacted over. Nineteen is that because nancy pelosi hang out the democrat. probably why. I thought that. Nancy pelosi wears masks all the time about masks. Prevent this entire thing.
Pelosi Says Jan. 6 Panel to Move Ahead Without GOP's Choices
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi says the committee investigating the capital insurrection will move ahead despite the GOP's vowed to boycott the probe pelo see say she will not let Republican antics de rail the pro yesterday she rejected two of GOP leader Kevin McCarthy's picks for the panel trump allies Jim banks ended GM jord the other two made statements and took actions that just made it's ridiculous to put them on such a committee seeking the truth it's unclear if closely will try to appoint other members to the panel McCarthy says it doesn't matter this is a sham committee that's just politically driven by speaker Pelosi he said the GOP may do its own probe though the majority does not have the power to set up committees Sager mag ani Washington
Liz Cheney Backs Pelosi's Move to Block Two Republicans From January 6 Committee
"This really is a major major scandal and people need to be aware of this. I mean the idea that that that pelosi doesn't a couple of hard hitting kind of pit bulls who are going to ask tough questions about january sixth and the speakers role and she kicked him off the committee. But of course kept liz. Cheney lose cheney's okay. And she's defending pelosi. Liz cheney has gone full democrat switch parties. I guess she figures i guess her pulling her internals must that her own constituents are never going to reelect her. I mean she is full blown. How she defends. Nancy pelosi decision to kick off her fellow. Republicans jim jordan and jim banks. Are you kidding me. A real i mean i i cringe when i watched liz cheney. She is no longer a republican period. I'm sorry she's just not standing on the steps of the capitol praising. Nancy pelosi for kicking off jim jordan and jim banks from this select committee investigating january six.
Nancy Pelosi Is Obsessed With January 6th Over Other Issues
"Nancy Pelosi's Inquisition Committee. There was some news about that yesterday. Republicans oppose putting an excellent congressman Jim Jordan, and also Jim Banks on that commission. Pelosi said, No, we're not having that essentially blowing up any attempts to make this a bipartisan endeavor which it was never going to be from the beginning. Why, why His best to ask a question to make an assertion right one of the golden rules of the show. Well, One of the reasons is she wants to right now. She just wants to keep this thing going until the midterm elections and afterwards into the next presidential election so she can subpoena whoever she wants, Ask outrageous questions and keep this in the public eye. Because that's what she wants to do. Nancy Pelosi, let's just be crystal clear. We have a fully open, porous southern border, where hundreds of thousands of people are piling into the country. Some of them infected with Covid. I thought Covid was a big deal. I I was, I was told that by everyone professionals, medical folks politicians, they don't care. They're they're not handling any. There's an inflation nightmare right around the corner. If not happening. Right now we have 5.4% inflation and a bigger inflation nightmare around the corner meeting. Your money is going to buy less than it's worth less. We have an explosion in federal spending your grandkids, grandkids will never even pay off. We're looking at bankruptcy situation the likes of which you've never seen before a catastrophic national bankruptcy. And we have the reemergence of coronavirus in some areas of the country. And, yes, Nancy Pelosi so focused. Trust me on this. Take this check to the bank and cash. It is January six. That's all she wants. So now that we don't have
What Did Nancy Pelosi Know Ahead of January 6th?
"We explained who reported to whom We explain public statements. From the head of Capitol police and others. We? Who's we? I explained what was going on in the Norfolk FBI. Satellite office with the N Y P. D. Information getting to Christopher Wright, director of the FBI's desk, but he hadn't looked at it. That the president the United States, Donald Trump, had offered up 10,000 National Guardsmen. The actually report to the newspaper. I can't remember which one But there were reports about information that was known in advance. Bye. Law enforcement on Capitol Hill. And I asked the question then. Which some are asking now. Because this January 6th committee What did Nancy Pelosi no. And why can't we find out now? They have been statements by frauds in the media. Democrats dressed up as journalists, some of them actually keeping their pants on. And they've asked questions like Oh, are they going to call Kevin McCarthy to testify? No, A better question is well. Nancy Pelosi be called to testify. Well. Nancy Pelosi be called to testify under oath. Because This committee is a fake fraud committee to big Excuse me to begin with. What did Nancy Pelosi turned down additional security. Was she not available to be consulted with man? When information was brought to the capital was information brought to the Capitol. I think we have every right to know.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy Says People Like Pelosi and Omar Are Tearing Us Down
"Uh, that enough information is getting out to, uh, suburbs and other places in this country where They're going to really go down to defeat big time this this election cycle. I am feeling a movement I have not seen before. And you know what's most interesting mark. It's not just conservatives. I'm hearing it from independence. I'm hearing it from Democrats. I'm hearing it from Democrats, moms who are waking up of what being taught in their schools when they shut down the schools and wouldn't let people go and they put it on zoom. People now paid attention to what these Individuals are saying and teaching. They are teaching you to hate one another. Based upon the color of your skin. Remember, I imagine it's in your book. What is the mark? Six taxes? How do you destroy America? You try to destroy the foundation. You want to hate the nation instead of love the nation. I mean, think about who they have in their party. Congresswoman Omar. Lord in a country that wasn't stabilized. She goes to account. And what does America do? What America does best opening up the arms and brings her into this nation. She becomes a citizen. But what do we do that another other nation will allow you to do you assimilate? You have just as much responsibility. Did anybody else you become a member of Congress less than 13,000 people have ever had the privilege. You would think she would love this nation instead of hate this nation. You would think you'd want to duplicate this instead of try to tear it down. You think you'd want to emulate it? Because when she became a citizen Abraham Lincoln was the Liberator. Martin Luther King spoke of her dreams, and now she wants to criticize it. America is exceptional. Mhm. Not perfect. We strive to be a more perfect union, but they want to tear us down and what they're trying to do is teaching to schools. People are waking up and are not going to take it any longer. Just how I'm not going to take it from Nancy Pelosi. This is fantastic, and you should know we've been working hard here. Behind this microphone, millions and millions of listeners. They are organizing. They are rising up. It's not just in a school board here or there, there are plans to do a whole lot more. And I want
Pelosi Bars Trump Allies From Jan. 6 Probe; GOP Vows Boycott
"There is more partisan bickering over January's capital riot in the committee investigating what happened house GOP leader Kevin McCarthy tapped five Republicans for the panel speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting to trump allies Jim banks and Jim Jordan who each voted to overturn the presidential election results hello see once McCarthy to name replacements instead he's accusing her of an egregious abuse of power and threatening to boycott the panel unless speaker Pelosi reverses course seats all five Republicans we will not participate Democrats have already said the investigation will move ahead with the war without McCarthy's choices pelo see pic eight members including Republican Liz Cheney says McCarthy's trying to block the probe and minority leader has attempted to prevent the American people from understanding what happened Sager make ani Washington
Ryan House, Jim Banks And Gregis discussed on AP News Radio
"House Republicans are threatening to boycott a committee investigating the capital Ryan house speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting two of the five Republicans minority leader Kevin McCarthy named to the panel trump allies Jim banks landed Jim Jordan so gregis piece of power close is broken this institution McCarthy says unless she sees all five Republicans will not take part and instead will do their own probe pelo see cited the investigation's integrity and rejecting banks and Jordan who both voted to overturn Joe Biden's presidential way in the hours after the January sixth insurrection Sager mag
Pelosi Rejects GOP Picks Jordan, Banks on Jan. 6 Committee
"Hill right now developments when it comes to that house committee investigating the capital Riot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today, officially rejecting to Republicans from that committee, Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana to were among five Republicans and all picked by minority leader Kevin McCarthy to serve Both Jordan and banks voted to challenge President Biden's election victory earlier this year. Pelosi in a statement saying, quote the unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision. However, just now, actually on Capitol Hill, McCarthy and other Republicans affected your speaking about this, McCarthy calling the move a quote, egregious abuse. Of power.
Pelosi moves to block Trump allies from Jan. 6 committee
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi is moving to block two close trump allies from sitting on a committee investigating the capital insurrection house Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy named Indiana's Jim banks to be the panel's top Republican and also tabbed Ohio's Jim Jordan to join three others both the banks and Jordan voted to overturn Joe Biden's presidential win hours after the riot and pelo see is rejecting both citing the probe's integrity the speaker say she will accept the three other members and once McCarthy to recommend replacements for banks and Jordan Sager mag ani Washington
Vaccinated Pelosi and Biden Aides Test Positive for COVID-19
"House official today confirmed that another Biden administration official and an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, tested positive for the coronavirus after attending an event together. At least one of the cases may be linked to a group of Texas Democrats who came to Washington last week amid a battle in the state legislature over voting rights. Six of the Texas lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, including a former nurse who announced her test results today. Simon Marx reports the White House has disclosed that a fully vaccinated staff member has tested positive for Covid 19. And isn't the first. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, the congressional physician says the delta variant has now been identified in the compounds buildings. Some members of Congress and staff members. Also fully vaccinated are reported to have tested positive for the virus at the White House press secretary Jen Psaki if you're vaccinated You are protected. If you get a case of covid, it will be mild. If you are not vaccinated, you could be. We hope not. But among the professor at the people who go to the hospital and get very sick from the virus. The data is very clear. So part of our objective is also not to stoke fear among people who are vaccinated because the data is pretty clear about their protection. Simon marks
Navy Christens USNS John Lewis on Anniversary of Civil Rights Icon's Death
"Marked the one year anniversary of the death of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon. To mark the anniversary. A Navy ship was named after him. News NATIONS Alexander the moon reports Chris in the John Lewis. One year after the death of Congressman John Lewis. The Navy christened the USNS Jean Louis in his honor because John Lewis was a warrior speaker Nancy Pelosi in more than 30. Members of Congress were at the ceremony. What is most important at this critical time? And what would please my uncle most is the passing of the John Lewis voting rights bill. Democrats say that John Lewis Voting Rights Act would help restore protections and required jurisdictions with a history of racial voting discrimination. Receive federal pre approval before changing their voting rules. There is doubt as to whether or not the John Lewis voting rights bill will be able to pass the Senate.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"Because she never expresses regret. She doesn't acknowledge mistakes doesn't express regret You know she. She and barack obama pushed through a climate change bill In that first congress after he was elected and it was controversial. She had to really twist arms Anywhere in the senate. So it turned out to be an exercise in futility. It cost democrats seats in the midterm election. Because people from districts in pennsylvania and l. ohio had voted for it at her behest and then lost. That was one of the reasons that they lost seats. And i think that that might be something she regrets. Although i have to concede that i did not get her to admit that was something she regrets. What out her relationship with alexandria case. So cortes they had a rift and you interview the speaker. Shortly after that rift occurred they had a huge rift in twenty nineteen when the alexandria ocasio cortez and the three other members of the squad defected from democrats on important vote on an immigration bill and at started some very public back and forth between them And it culminated in an angry meeting of the democratic house democratic carcass. A closed meeting and i happen to be interviewing her that afternoon. And she was wound up. She was She doesn't really get agitated. But she was wound up in the interview. And i i asked her about her relationship with a ales and i. She said there wasn't anything to ask about and she acted annoyed at the question but then she said that there are people who come to washington to take holy pictures like their pious and pure and there are people who come to washington to do things and legislate and she indicated that she put the squad in that first category and that was not praise from nancy. Pelosi that said. I think you have to say there are some similarities between the two of them and between especially between a young nancy. Pelosi and today disruptive politicians willing to challenge the establishment Not necessarily paying all that much attention to seniority standing up for liberal causes. Nancy pelosi told me there was a point. She's awesome of herself in ao and there was a point when she was a organizer That she couldn't understand why politicians would make these compromises but of course. Now she does she does. Here's a question from marianne who says please talk about speakers clothing style and her husband's role in it is true. He choose her designer suits. So i don't think. Paul pelosi chooses everything nancy pelosi wears but i think that i was told that even when their kids were young he would do..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"She said she physically felt like she was being kicked by by mule that election night and by the end of election night. She decided she was not going to retire. She was going to stick around a she was going to stand up. This very disruptive american president and then once he won the election what was their relationship like. The relationship was interesting because on the one hand she was standing up to him and their very first white house meeting of president trump and congressional leaders. He asserted that he had actually won the popular vote because there were so many illegal votes cast on the other side and she was the one who said that isn't true. It's not a fact at a time. When everybody else she said was staring at their feet so she was willing to challenge him. But you know. I interviewed president trump in two thousand eighteen just before the midterms and i asked if he was concerned. I was for usa today. I asked if he was concerned. That democrats look look like democrats had a good chance of winning control of the house and he said he. He did not seem that concern he said. I think i can get things done with nancy. Pelosi they'll want to achieve things too well as it turned out of course it was very bad. News for president trump. when democrats won control of the house that november. Nancy pelosi became speaker and it was up to her when he was impeached for what he was impeached and what the reception that his his proposals were get in the us house. What was the meeting when she actually pointed her finger at him so this was actually the last time the two of them have talked. It was in october of two thousand. Nineteen it was at the point. That impeachment was going to happen and he knew that the meeting was supposed to be at serious about syria. But in fact it became about the grievances between them. She stood up jammed her finger at him. The white house took a photo the white house immediately after the meeting. Put the photo out thinking. It made her look an han. She immediately made her banner photo on social media and used it for fundraising because it made her look like she was in control. The democrats in that meeting followed her marched out of the meeting. Donald trump said to a standing hoyer. That pelosi was a third rate politician. Sidney hoyer told me didn't hear him say that and if he had he would have said if. Nancy pelosi is a third rate politician. Europe fifth rate politician. Wasn't that day. She had on that bright red coach or suit and went immediately out and spoke with the press after that meeting so there are a couple of kind of by connick pictures of pelosi. The one in october two thousand nine hundred and she's wearing blue. It was after the first meeting that they had in the oval office after democrats had won control of the house that she that he sat down with chuck schumer and nancy pelosi and had a very tough time of it and then she comes out onto. The reporters are at the entrance of the white house and just looks again in command. That red coat wearing sunglasses. We've seen that because now it's on coffee mugs and a computer pads everywhere. The picture of her in that red coat in fact. She said that she wore the red coat. Not because she thought it was a big symbol. She worked because it was clean..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"As possible. Officeholder up but she was never outta of politics. He was constantly volunteering. I in new york at moved to after graduating from college. And then when a move to san francisco. She became active as a volunteer eventually as chairman of the state democratic party. But it's a very familiar. I think to a lot of women f regeneration who ran for office only when another woman said. You should run for this office. That really thought about it seriously. Salad burton representing san francisco in congress was dying of cancer. Friend of nancy closed her to run to succeed. Her offered her her endorsement. Only that point that nets clubs the seriously considered running for office. Of course she ran for office on a contest. That has a wa- wild san francisco conduct with fourteen candidates in the first primary. She has never looked back. Tell me another story about. Amc's early career. Here's a little known fact. She was one that hotly contested race in california in nineteen eighty-seven thanks in part to republican. Votes she had a big democratic rival. Harry brit who was a member of the san francisco city council and he actually prevailed in the predominantly democratic precincts. But nancy pelosi did okay in those precincts and she had sonata. Appeals campaign appeals in two more republican precincts will on the theory that you may prefer republican over a democrat but a democrat is going to win this race. You might as well get a democrat. You like better than this. Other democrat is republicans. Who got nancy. Pelosi started in office. I want to know about her early relationship with her husband how they met and why she was willing to move all the way out to the west coast leaving her family in baltimore him or she loved dearly so nancy pelosi attended trinity college. Trinity university In washington dc. And she took a summer class at georgetown. Georgetown university where paul pelosi was attending school. They had some mutual friends He showed up at a casual party. They were at and she said. I'm gonna go get pick up my dry cleaning my laundry. And he said oh pickup mine too and she to the laundry and picked up her laundry and came back and he said. Where's my laundry. And she said. Oh i forgot. And then and then but then they had a romance and after they had both graduated from college got married he. I went to new york where he had attended graduate school and had job. Then there was an from san francisco and his family was in fact prominent san francisco and there became a point where he was offered a job involving these unfamiliar small companies that were beginning to be established in silicon valley so they moved there and they have been in san francisco. Ever since you write that..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"My mind. Political power nancy. Pelosi pelosi has served in washington since nineteen eighty-seven she rose through the ranks in congress becoming the first effort female speaker of that house along the way she's been a figure concerned it's love to hate at progressive screwed as trust but somehow she consolidated power and the democrats to get there in the run up to the two thousand sixteen election. She at platinum to tire but then came donald trump and she knocked outlays aid on but in many ways became his most fierce political radical usa. Today's susan page chronicles. Nancy pelosi's life and career in a new book titled adam speaker. Nancy pelosi a lesson of power. I spoke with her for a live. Downtown zoom sponsored by the independent bookstore politics and prose. I.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on The Diane Rehm Show
"My mind. The political power of nancy pelosi pelosi has served in washington since nineteen eighty s. She rose through the ranks in congress. Becoming the first effort females speaker of the house along the way. She's been figured concerned. It's love to hate at progressive screwed struts but somehow she consolidated power in hill democrats together in the run up to the two thousand sixteen election. She planned to retire but then came. Donald trump hadn't she now plays aid on but in many ways became his most fierce political radical usa. Today's susan page chronicles. Nancy pelosi's life and career in a new book titled speaker. Nancy pelosi and a lesson to power. I spoke with her for live. Danton zoom sponsor. Back the independent bookstore politics and prose. Who i.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"And i'm friday because of course they didn't end what three am. And then. i was also trying to do the rest of this. And i'm like oh yeah this is going to make complete sense so apologies if this sounds a little disconnected. Because again my binders fried. I am and i know most of probably you listeners. As well as any yourself filling already emotionally exhausted from twenty twenty. One i texted. Okay are hello twenty. Twenty one already is outdated there that as well we did. We would out of our way to not predict anything seriously. Still miss the mark. We're amazing but yes so again. We're talking about nancy pelosi. So let's get started. So who is nancy pelosi. Yes and also before we get before. I start answering your question. This is not an endorsement or anything like that. Just want to put that out there. It's probably pretty clear. But we're just talking about her and write her career that kind of thing if nothing. I know she can be a very People have strong opinions right People have very strong opinions. As in fact my partner was everything and i was like. I don't know what you're talking about. But s endorsement but he cannot be denied and making history he has made some significant impacts in our culture and whatever it may be We definitely want acknowledged that as well as talk about why that's important. Yes oh with. That said with her childhood so nancy pelosi is the youngest of children. She's the only girl Born on march twenty sixth nineteen forty. She is the daughter of a baltimore. Mayor thomas j dallas sandro junior. Who's one of the first italian american mayors in maryland and also served on house of representatives and noone seatte. Nancy dila sandro. Who was an italian immigrant. Known quite well efforts as the first lady to her husband. In her obituary many people talked her support for her neighborhood and being hands on with her family and her husband. She made speeches and public appearances during her lifetime and in one appearance made a plea for housing assistance. Saying how can we expect the parents to teach their children love face and tolerance when we have no home when the home fails the community fails the nation fails and fun fact. She also obtained a patent for a steamer for skin. Moisturizing called velvet. I've never heard of that. Have you know but one of my favorite fun facts of all time. Is that people use to use marshmallow cream as the moisture. Blessaun sticky sounds terrible. Doesn't that's a nightmare. it's yes it does sound like a nightmare going onto her her family. Her brother like actually served as a mayor as well but for only one term in here to talk about family. Her family was heavily identified as democrat and she was right there with them. Obviously it was set. Her mother quote did not like anyone. Who's not a democrat and often would say not so nice things about people who did not identify as crap. But i mean i guess where we are today aren't we and it was even reported that when pelosi was offered a toy elephant by a republican poll worker. She refused it in disgust. Shame because the ilford is one of my favorite animals interesting. That's an okay got it. i got it though. Nancy didn't get involved in politics herself until she was forty seven speaker. Pelosi has always had some kind of involvement in it whether it was assisting others in campaigning. She definitely definitely knows the ins and outs of politics. At the age of twelve. She was known to handle her father's books. Which kept a tally of favors owed to him. Which apparently was also supposed to help her with her penmanship. Yeah i found that interesting. One thousand very italian s great in high school i. yeah. I had a little book. And i'd be like this x. Favor your favorites. Were very different from as favors your hope by the way she was also really influenced by her mother in how she networked and even hosted and organized within their homes her mother would actually have lasagne. Dinners and fundraisers to negotiate for her family and or to raise campaign money for her family. Her husband's specifically as fact at one point pelosi during hard time in the democratic party she also hosted a place like hundred dinners to raise money for different campaigns as well some attribute Pelosi skills to her mother and teaching her to listen and which Which many seemed to lack in the government so that is a great skill to have in general but yes specifically you would want but hey that's a whole different story is oh god. Last night's show but moving on college and marriage had aspirations of being a lawyer but instead remained with her family she Met her husband popolo. See while she was attending the roman catholic women's college trinity college and he was attending georgetown at the same time. She and paul had five children. Nancy corinne cristina. Jim and paul and alexandra which she all had within six years and she is a grandmother of nine and a lot of people attribute her organization and ability to juggle priorities to her abilities as a mother of five whose children would talk of her using negotiation and disciplined and even competition. We would hope friendly competition. That's what Daughter seems to be implying. But you know. I'm like that is always sound. Great but okay. Yeah i mean. I was very competitive with my siblings. I don't know. I don't know i think about it to this day. So she and her husband. I actually moved to san francisco after a small stint in manhattan where paul currently owns a real estate and consulting firm Financial leasing services inc. Which makes a lot of money where he lived in in stayed home to raise their children as well as supportive of paul during his businesses But she's still continued in her political involvement. Where was whether it was through fundraising or with the dnc or even just advising people are even attending things with her parents and or brother and so sort of brings us to the beginning of her career Though she was already involved with the democratic party it wasn't until nineteen seventy six that she used her connections and networking to help california governor jerry brown in his bid the presidency. She was a big influence for him. for the maryland primaries which he attributed to her however he did end up losing to jimmy carter so she continued on a rise as she was in the california democratic party and taking on the role as a chairwoman and eventually she even wanna seat in congress in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. She did not run for office until after her last child finish highschool and according to reports california representatives. Sala burton requested on her deathbed for her to run and fill her seat. So that's pretty right okay. To and by the way she has won seventeen terms.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"A zanny and mitha stuff. I'm never told you. Production of iheartradio. Okay anne is gonna timestamp those because you know as per usual and it has what we've seen nothing makes sense and everything is out of timeframe. that's what i feel like Today is january seventh of twenty twenty one and yes it is the day after the big coup And i feel like we've already lived through two years of twenty twenty one so happy new year. Everybody this here. This is our first time recording in this survey year. Yeah so yeah. If we're sound a little rusty there are so many reasons but yes. That is one of those reasons but any. I have a question for you. I'm going to start off the first question of the year. What is it hasn't been our first release. Did your family teach you a lot about politics. And were they really involved in them. Yes and yes yes yes. My dad was a lawyer and he taught political science and criminal justice at the local college. When i was growing up and he carried around pocket constitutions and handed them out. He had the worst like arguing with him as a child. When you're in trouble was the worst because he would say like. Ignorance is not defensible under the law. Like he'd give you all these. Oh you couldn't win in those but also very My family was very liberal. And in fact. Because of that i was involved in a protest when i was fourteen i think as a middle school and i get involved in these various things because that was such a big threat and our family and it was like one of the few things where we could talk. Our whole family could talk and not get outraged. That changed later but at the time because of my older brother and my dad really didn't get along and a lot of things but They really shared that love of politics and talking about politics and getting involved and going to these events and and things like that and even small conservative town. We kind of had a reputation of being the weird bro. That's really unexpected especially yeah. You're very southern very mountains area of georgia town. So i mean your area where i grew up are very read like they would never been close to going anywhere tinging purple. Yeah i mean. I do think because i grew up in delano and along as a college town it is a military college but because of that there were perhaps than where you were there were they were more pockets of blue but yes still very north georgia was that you'll college. Yeah yeah but that's so funny because my two siblings both went there and they are very conservative. So i'm like for sure for sure. Yeah my family. I think i've talked about it for Are not necessarily political. But they have opinions and Growing up it wasn't necessarily we were being a anti political but it was just assumed that you would follow in the family's ideals and the main issue besides the economics of it all which meant Less taxes but of course more tax breaks for the rich. But we don't talk about that But just less less taxes for them as well as a civil rights was not a big key component to what they believed was necessarily important or they're very anti g. btcu growing up as well as Antiabortion so yeah. I definitely had that influence but we i wouldn't say they were political because they didn't understand it like that's the part that i get really frustrated in and understanding politics but kind of like a lot of us growing up. Of course we followed the family lead and didn't realize until we've been turned on about the depth of what this was representing. But that's a whole different conversation. We've had plenty of times. I know especially recently but today. That's not exactly what we're about but it does kind of border so we are talking about speaker of the house. Nancy pelosi and the reason. I wanted to talk a little bit about our family background. If you dig into her pass and dig into who she was. She grew up in a very very politically minded family. And so it's kind of interesting to see where your backgrounds are like for me. Politics never entered into the scope of careers for me. But you've talked about you thought about it. I did think about it and i foolishly. Now i look back. I thought well i did some bad like i smoked weed that one time. They'll never but you know what that was like her level of standards for nancy. pelosi kinda. yeah you need to be that squeaky clean to serve and now all gone out the window and yeah we don't wanna talk about the criminalization of some silly things but there are definitely criminalization of things that were like. How did you get into policies. How are you allowed to do this. So that's a whole different conversation but so by the way we did decided to do this episode. After it was announced that speaker pelosi would be Back in her position and back elected into that position. And we're all you know what let's do a quick rundown of who she is and kind of. Just get a background on her. Because i don't think we've done that before and as we were preparing an nasr we are getting this done just so you know i said today as one seven so yesterday was january sixth and the coup would happen and my mind is fried about you. Any but my brain is beyond fried. I've put a gif about how i was entering january. Seventh like the kid who's being dragged by the castle. That's exactly how i feel But to be fair just doing all this research even though as on point. It just felt very disconnected. I was glued to the electoral college process..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Swing Left - How We Win
"Welcome to a special how we win pre election day many pod all over the country ordinary people doing extraordinary things and stepping up to make a difference with three days left in the most important election of our lives. The best antidote to trump the GOP and anxiety is action. This special many pot features a conversation with the third in line for the presidency and everyone's favorite thorn in trump's side speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Speaker Pelosi doesn't mince words when it comes to what it's like to walk the halls of Congress with these Republicans, and she offers encouragement and some really great perspective as we head into the final days of the election..
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on It's All Political
"You could ever see that happening to her. You know it's interesting. She has had primary challenges over the years in in the critique, normally has been from the left because of the nature of the district. Right going back to our when she first got into leadership, there been protesters camped out on on her yard in Pacific Heights accusing her being a corporate sellout in all kinds of other things I think she probably believes that she is closer to the mainstream ideologically of of that district than many of her challengers, even though San Francisco. has this rep reputation as such a left-wing progressive bastion. But. She has a she has never had couple getting reelected of people. Do seem to feel like she represents them well, and I think probably the fact that she was the speaker in has such a high profile. Makes it harder for a challenger to to get traction. Because then you have the additional argument of if you get rid of her or not only are you. Getting rid of single member of Congress, but also the clout that accrues to that powerful position so I I'm not a political strategist. I'm not giving advice to anyone who wants to oust. Nancy Pelosi but it does seem like she has. Kept a tight grip on the district by being in touch with what people are one. And finally, what is her legacy? What What will we remember Nancy? Pelosi has of course is the first female speaker of the House would be on that would. Would we remember her as what? Would she leave us with I? Do think that her being the first phone speaker is really important. She's still the only woman to lead a party in the congress in that took a lot of doing and had to fight pretty hard for that. She would like her legacy to be the affordable care act ambassador. This question that's she says she And it's hard to deny that that's important. This is some form of universal healthcare program with something that democratic presidents tried and failed to achieve for better part of one hundred years, and she was an integral part of a finally getting done. Know She's now part of these multi trillion dollar Economic Relief Act choose part of a arguably rescuing the American economy once before during the financial crisis. She's had a hand in all kinds of other allegation I think she also has been a big part of shaping the Democratic Party in assertive pivotal moment in its existence as it has been. Transitioning from the sort of Democratic Party that her father was a part of the sort of urban machine. Democrats that she grew out and into a Democratic Party that looks more like Nancy. Pelosi more sort of coastal elites if you will. So I think all of those things. Are a part of her legacy and. History has yet to be Britain. If the last thing I'd say, is that Her? Effectiveness is a big part of it, too. I'm not a historian or a political scientist, but the people who are studied these things say that. Whatever metric you WANNA use. She's one of the most effective and successful seekers. In modern times, potentially going all the way back to Sam Rayburn in the fifties. WHO's sort of a giant of of this world? So I think she'll be remembered as an unusually effective congressional leader at a time when there was not a huge amount of effective congressional leadership to be out. Molly Ball. Thank you so much. The book is called Pelosi. Available.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Care of small children and so a lot of her energy derived having been having had five children in the space of six years and having to to raise this large family at sort of makes you the leader of a of a caucus in a way and I think some of it is just natural. I think some of it has just got to be the way that that that she is naturally. I've actually asked her this question. I'm certainly not the first to ask. Well where do you get all the energy? How do you do it? And she'll just give you the sort of blank look and say well. I'm Italian we have great stamina and I think she really believes that. She's just genetically superior for being Italian. You know the other interesting thing is about having raising a large family and and like being a leader in a in a congressional caucuses you end up having to be very very efficient with your time and get things done and yet have enormous patience to deal with people who think they're important and can throw tantrums and need to be taken care of. That's right when you think about it. Politicians and toddlers have a lot in common right there. Ego Maniacs. They're self-centered they're unreasonable. They want everything and they want it now and they're not really interested in hearing why you need to get. You need them to do something else so I do think that managing a caucus is a lot like managing a large family. And I think she did learn a lot from that and you know a friend of Nancy Pelosi's when she was still a young ish. Mother said she knew she was destined for success in politics when she saw all five children folding their own laundry and the way she ran. The house was disciplined deficient. It was you know her. She hardly ever. I have a hard time believing this. But her children's say she hardly ever had to scold them because she would just give them that cold glare of disappointment and the shame that they would feel for disappointing. Her was enough to make them behave. And so I think you say that in the way she manages the House Democratic Caucus as well that she doesn't often have to bring the hammer down and really punish people because they're just so afraid of disappointing. Her Molly ball is political correspondent for time an analyst for CNN. Her new book is Pelosi. She'll be back to talk more about House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi's career break and Kevin Whitehead of us a new album by saxophonist Dana Stevens trio Davies. And this is fresh air. This message comes from. Npr sponsor story point wines maker of story point a bold new wine brand with a rich layered taste profile. Enjoy story point wine while you connect with those you love either at home or at a virtual happy hour. Raise a glass and share a story story. Point believes that the stories we share can bring joy even in trying times visit story point vineyards dot com slash. Fresh air to purchase shipping is included in your online order so consider shipping a bottle to a friend to. We're speaking with time national political correspondent Molly Ball. Who's written the book about? Us House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi Paul says Pelosi has used her political skill in the Goshi getting talents to outmaneuver president trump in several policy. Battles balls book is called Pelosi. You know for the first several years that Nancy Pelosi was the leader of the Democratic Caucus. She was there when the Democrats were in a minority and so it was of getting the most she could with Republicans who were charging you till the number of stories One that comes to mind is when Tom delay the the congressman from Texas called her to say that they had to reduce the number of Democrats on one of the committees after this had all been agreed to and she really showed some spine. How did she respond to them? I love this answer. I love what she said to him when he told her that he was going to go back on this agreement she made with the Republican speaker. At the time she said life on this planet as you know it will not be the same if you persist in this notion. So he was very much laying down a marker that said and they tried to argue with her. They will go out and bad mouth you in the media. If you do this street said I don't care. They said we'll actually no. This is better for you. You get a larger percentage of the seats if the committee is smaller said I don't care. We had an agreement. We're sticking to the agreement and life as you note will not be the same if you persist in this notion so from the very beginning. She was a very tough leader. She was very strong leader. I think she viewed the leaders. Who'd come before her as being a little bit weak willed letting people get away with too much and so at various points as as minority leader before becoming speaker a lot of what she was doing was trying to instill a sense of party discipline and wake up the Democratic Caucus to the idea that they needed to work as a unit if they were to have any kind of leverage in negotiations with the majority and it is still a I think the number one thing that she says to and about her caucus today she says our diversity is our strength. Our unity is our power and we got to work as a team. Oh it really is interesting because when you're in the minority you have to know how far you can push right. I mean And part of that note if All's knowing the circumstances in which Republican leaders will need some democratic votes because their own caucus was arrested and some of them wouldn't go along with leadership and so it. It's one thing to be tough and show steel but to do it. Well you really have to have done the homework and know exactly where you stand where the votes are right. That's right and I think the other sort of favorite word in Nancy Pelosi's vocabulary is leverage. She always knows where those pressure points are exactly what her leverage is. Sometimes it's that as you say. The opposition is divided and that means that if the Democrats are unified they have a lot of leverage because the majority needs their votes Another thing is just knowing what the priorities are so in many of the negotiations with the Republican majority in the last few years she knew that they wanted to increase military spending so in order to get that she was to require them to increase Some domestic spending or to protect some domestic spending that the Democrats cared about so knowing those pressure points knowing what it is your opponent. Values in the negotiation enables her to to demise that leverage and then just the fact that she is so effective it becomes a sort of virtuous cycle. I guess you would say that. Because she's so successful at keeping the Democratic Caucus United. It gives her a lot of credibility in that negotiation. To say I can bring along all of my votes. Can you do that because I haven't seen you do that? But you've seen me do that a lot. A in two thousand six the Democrats Get the majority in Congress. She then become speaker the following airy and then in two thousand eight. Barack Obama wins the White House and Pelosi is speaker at a time when the Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress and you have a president with an ambitious policy agenda and there were things they took on the affordable care act. But it's interesting to you right. That one of the toughest things for her was dealing with President Obama What was what was hard about that. I don't think she would say that. He was hard to deal with. I think she they. The two of them became very close and she church that relationship very much and I think he came to respect her as well but this was a common refrain during the Obama Administration from Democrats in the House and Senate. They just never felt that Obama was fully engaged with the Congress and knew his way around the congress. Having only been a senator for a few years never having been in the house and You know not being the sort of Schmoozer who's always having people over to the White House and Wining and dining representatives and so on many of the House Democrats were often frustrated with President Obama's negotiating abilities thought that he was giving away too much on the front end and wasn't maximizing leverage. So if you can imagine if you're someone like Nancy Pelosi who values leverage that's going to be extremely frustrating. I'm frustrated meeting in Congress word that the the Obama Administration.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"Welcome back to the daily DC. Petri Watch Zach Wolf. Marshall Cohen is still with me. And we're pleased to welcome Washington Post White House reporter Sung-min Kim she's also CNN. Political the analyst Sung men. Thank you for joining us. And I just want to say we've been fact checking ourselves a little bit during the break and it turns out the Joe Biden and Andrew. Yang did not support impeachment until after the Ukraine scandal broke. So I it's important to see I think I think those facts But it is certainly true that most of the candidates candidates supported impeachment during the Muller reports scandal An and Marshall was making the point that Congress specifically Nancy Pelosi see sort of had to be drug to impeachment By the rest of the party Ukraine sort of the the Ukraine scandal created that impetus for her. And now. We're we're in a situation where she is the face of this impeachment battle for Democrats And she's locked I guess in a standoff off You could call it that with Mitch. McConnell what is going over the rules of the Senate trial so lay it out. What exactly is going to happen over Christmas? Break the holiday they break Are Are they going to be. You know at each other's throats over this or are they gonNA take take some time off. What what are you hearing well? Nothing much of substance may occur Kerr over the two week holiday recess because first of all remember that the house actually hasn't even set over the articles of impeachment to the Senate and until the until fill those actual physical articles transmitted over to the other side of the Capitol. The Senate is kind of hold the throwing up their hands and say there's not much we can do here Nancy Pelosi. He has said she is going to hang onto them for a little longer She wants more time. Look at first of all the the structures of a Senate trial she she particularly wants to know who is brought on President. Trump's defense team. Who is going to be out there? Arguing arguing his case on his behalf on the Senate floor I think that would I think she thinks thinks that would help. Kind of guide who she picks US House impeachment managers for right now. There are a lot of questions about exactly when this would proceed. We all kind of expected that this would happen right away. Perhaps January six when when the WH when Congress returns back from the Christmas break but aside from perhaps maybe a couple more private conversations between Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and his counterparts Senate minority leader. Chuck Schumer I don't see us going too much anywhere over the next couple of weeks. You know hypocrisy of bounds in Washington and it strikes me that Mitch McConnell used to WanNa go You know he he used to want to just get this over with In Nancy Pelosi was pushing this. They were on on on such a time line Democrats in particular. They didn't WanNa wait for the courts it's to force people from the administration to testify They wanted to get it done before Christmas. But now she's actually the one sort of holding things things back and Mitch. McConnell is trying to make things go faster sort of contradicting the frustration by Republicans that everything was moving too fast in the house so at the end of the day Pelosi has exerted some power. I think over McConnell and over trump or shown them that she has power but at the end of the day. What is this going to go to accomplish? Could she just not send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate. I mean I guess. She technically could avoid doing that but if that is the path that she chooses. It's kind of a puzzling one. Because Republicans and you just alluded to this. Republicans have pointed out that Democrats have really stressed the time urgency of this impeachment. You spent process. It is the main reason why did not decide to litigate the issues of the subpoenas particularly the subpoenas that were being defied by the trump administration administration and the courts the political reason they know impeachment it may not be the biggest political winner for some of their vulnerable Democrats in these key trump districts but their public argument is that they. I believe the president's actions. The president's behavior is such a warning such a danger as we are fully in this election season so for them to stress the the time urgency and getting him impeach as soon as possible and then kind of dragging it out. Republicans are saying wait. That doesn't make a lot of sense And the leverage that Democrats. Oh Christ at least the Progressive Wing of the of the caucus that have kind of I started to I started to circulate. This idea. They're saying while the president wants to be exonerated by the Senate. He wants to be a quick not only acquitted but fully exonerated and he's he's constantly looked at the Senate trial as a venue for him to do that. And the longer you hold out that opportunity for him to be exonerated or acquitted the mortal driving crazy and we'll see how that pans out on. The President has kind of mocked Nancy. Pelosi for this strategy but I did find Lindsey Graham's comments yesterday on Thursday interesting saying he was at a meeting at the White House he has spoken with the president. and Lindsey Graham said. The president is Pretty Mad. He wants to trial right away. So perhaps the strategy outages works. It's more could upset the president the president and I think he's already pretty upset. I saw him after after the impeachment. Vote or even during the impeachment vote. He he was red in the face and screaming at that at that rally in Michigan. Exactly so it's not initially it wasn't so much of a leverage edge over McConnell and trying to get a Senate trial in their terms that they find favorable although that's kind of the argument now which Republicans still say doesn't make sense but it's kind kind of leverage over trump because the president wants this trial and he wants it soon. It's like it's like the The Aura of leverage. You know it's the idea of leverage because You you know I think segments totally correct on this. Nobody is pulling a fast one on Mitch. McConnell right I mean this is the guy that that held up the Supreme Court seed I mean he he is got a shepherded. The confirmation of a historic number of judges. Like he's doing what he wants to do and he can you know play along with Ansi. NC Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for the moment but when push comes to shove next month in January when he wants to move forward hill fined fifty one. Republican can senators to vote. Yes on whatever he wants to move forward on And that'll be it. I mean then he'll have to talk to his own people right but there there will be or there could be a moment where he can tell Chuck Schumer. Thank you very much Nancy. Pelosi it's been great listening to you but now I'm going to talk to my own. Republicans and see what we can get fifty one votes for and we're just GONNA do it our own way so the question of leverage. It's more I don't think there's a lot of pressure to push on Mitch McConnell but for the moment over the break you know these questions will continue to swirl but I think it's the she doesn't really have this power but I just find it to be you know as somebody who's kind of likes watching all of this Washington stuff. I find the idea that she could get the impeachment but then not have to deal with the acquittal to be just kind kind of this masterstroke that nobody was. You know. Expect a even if it doesn't end up that way it's it's it's fascinating. It's weird a little weird that like right because just think about there is a legal Dynamic here right and so if you think What did they say during the hearings? They said that I I think it was eric swallow or Ted Lieu. WHO said that? The president is on a crime spree and needs to be held accountable. So if this guy is on a crime spree if you take the Democrats they're worried. That trump is on a crime spree. So you charge the guy and then you say well trial maybe who knows whatever but the jury various stacked it we. We have multiple people saying they're they're gonNA they're gonNA of you know they're not impartial so it's not it was never going to be a real trial well It it was always this political event So like Andrew Yang said. They knew that at the very start Sung meant what. What's your what's your final thought here? as as we the head out the door to to to to holiday break You know what do you think At the end of the day will be the lesson of impeachment in Twenty Twenty Democrats Built for Democrats. I think that will largely be determined the ballot box in November twenty twenty but I think and Democrats have been trying to make this case too and you see how Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tried to Has has had this balancing act because while Impeachment was is something that was clearly desired by a big part of the party's base early on Most of the party leadership particularly those who are very attuned. A to the electoral capabilities and electoral needs of the Democratic Party. They know that impeachment is not the most important issue for Democrats. That's why you've heard presidential renshaw. Candidates like Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders. I believe have been the two most vocal when they talk about impeachment. They talk about it but they always pivot to other issues. They talk about the economy. They talk about healthcare and how that really matters. And that's why you've seen Pelosi kind of Um Sandwich. The impeachment vote if you will with votes on for example this massive trade trade deal that the House voted on before leaving leaving for the holiday break. they also voted on legislation to lower prescription drug prices. So they WANNA give this message to to particularly those vulnerable house. Democrats and saying look. We can hold the president accountable. We can do our constitutional duties but we didn't come to Congress or most of US didn't come to Congress. I do that. We vote. We came to Congress to work on these policy issues that matter for the people and how much of that message breaks through in the next You Know Ah Eleven twelve months until November will be a really major test for. It's so interesting because it's the historically bad week for him that stains his presidency but at the same time he can run on those things too he can run on. US and he will And that was a huge. I think political win for him. That was sort of underneath the the fog of of Impeachment Marshall Sung men. Thank you for joining me on the daily. DC Impeachment Watch and thanks to our listeners. We've got a new episode every weeknight so please make sure to subscribe on Apple. podcasts cast stitcher Google podcast spotify or on your favorite podcast APP and while you're.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"Yorker Radio Hour on this episode of the podcast conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Pelosi sat down with Jane Mayer the magazine's chief Washington correspondent on October twelfth so thrilled to have you here I I understand that things have been really dull in Washington recently and you have tons of free time on your hands to join us so thank you very much for coming we will talk about some of the issues I know you WanNa talk about but I have to say I think we kind of have to start with impeachment so I just wanted to get a few could an idea of when it was if you could talk to us about the moment when you felt it was time to go ahead and authorize the inquiry into impeachment what was going on at that moment and what we thinking at that point how did it happen so you WanNa talk about that okay now that hadn't had what would we be talking I hope we'll have a chance to talk about how we are lowering the cost of prescription drugs by hr three and what we are doing right now just to put this in tax we have been since we the majority so we're legislating we're investigating and we are litigating our investigations have led us to the court where we want five cases in the court of she's got to be a record it's got to be a record loss for any administration five rulings in one day hopefully will recognize that because he this is what this is just to tell you the moment but if there is a moment you be the judge but here's the thing this is not anything to be gleeful about for our country it's a very sad time when there is thought that the president of the United States and the truth and the data and the fact show that the president of the United States has violated his oath of office and why is that important our founders at the time of the revolution of the Dark Days Thomas Paine said the times have found US times have found us to establish this democracy and the rest you will call and on September seventeenth seventeen eighty seven the constitution was adopted that day when Benjamin Franklin came out of independence hall onto the steps they said I'm not Frankel dot ranked do we have monarchy or republic he said a republic if we can keep it the times have found us to keep that Republika set republic is based on on separation of power cocoa branches of government a check and balance on each other said we have a president who says I can do whatever I want and acts accordingly and tries to undermine the powers of the legislative branch so isn't about any disregard for him that's for the election this is our democracy at risk if we do not have of checks and balances separation of power co equal branches of government we have a monarchy a republic if we can save it if we can keep it okay so the moment he declared that he do anything he wanted under article two awhile back and so what I was trying to figure out was and you've been under a tremendous amount of pressure particularly from the left to to do this but you it was interesting watching you because you're waiting till the moment when you felt you absolutely had to do this and so what was it that changed was there some particular piece of information or a meeting you're in a phone call with him what actually happened when let me just say that I don't view pressure as a reason for me to do something however does give me leverage it does uh-huh so as far as my members are concerned whatever was right for them at their moment because there was plenty that the president had done evidenced in the report and just other things that were impeachable offenses for me timing is everything timing everything so I said when we get more facts when the truth has more clarity we will be ready we will be reading and when the on September seventeenth two thousand nineteen was the very day blown the explosion of the telephone call with the president and the president of Ukraine that was a limit of revelation in terms of okay it's understandable this had clarity and so was the following Tuesday I have no you want the moment it's The New Yorker a not sure exactly what the moment was I think I may be probably preceded this but the assurance of it came president called me in the morning don't tell him by telling you this okay he wanted to talk about all the things he was doing thing to pass what he knows is not only a passion with me but a passion with that I'm going to get it done passing background check legislation to end gun violence in our country so take all the progress that we're making on crowned checks and this and that and I said well I would be interested to learn because I don't know of any progress the Democrats and the Republicans are working the other I don't know what Democrats you're working with we have sent a bill over two hundred days before that call so he goes on has over ninety percent approval in the public ninety percent approval on there are some people who disagree SAS you're Mr Ten percent ninety percent of the people want back they are Democrats and Republicans independence or gun on NRA members hunters their veterans and all the rest so then he decided to change subject which was probably the purpose of the call about the call it's perfect now Mr President it's not perfect it's wrong aw it's wrong when he said there is no prude quo quo doesn't need to be a PREDISPO- understand that but there is a pre br bad the cuisine of events a couple days before he withheld who is probably going to grant is a quid pro quo however even without that just asking the head of state of a country to dig up dirt create they're on a political opponent that's not right but his insistence that it was so right was just made it so imperative that we know her intel him I was going to proceed I said actually I was going to call you myself to tell you what we're kind of observing here and I'll be talking to my members today because they were just coming back on that Tuesday I have to make a speech to the UN general assembly right now and you're telling me this yeah so anyway his complete lack of any sense and said you violate your oath of office undermine Dr National Security and jeopardize the integrity of our elections which is fundamental to our democracy it wasn't a pleasant that's what happened so we'll see we'll have an inquiry give them all the opportunity to introduce whatever exculpatory information he might have any evidence that approve something to the contrary to be very fair because our founders they gave us other guys e. pluribus unum for many one they didn't have any idea how many we would be or different would be from each other but they knew we always had to strive to be one one nation under God indivisible and they had their differences they fought vehemently against each other sometimes using canes but they always had to remember that we're one country so in the interest of how we go forward to not have it be further divisive for our country but to try to begin a healing process for the Constitution for the republic for our democracy we think that the time ed found us to do just that get to maybe about.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on The Argument
"Nancy Pelosi is in a bit of a tiff with the left in an interview with our colleague Maureen. Dowd Pelosi criticized the new young progressives in the house for having a larger following on twitter than they do in Congress the young progressives led by Alexandria Oko Cortez then hit back saying they were the ones helping to change the country there have been other tensions between policy and the Progressives to over the Muller Report Immigration Policy and more but it's all been a somewhat strange sight given Pelosi's historical skill in managing the Democratic Caucus and her liberal image so Michelle. What's really going on here so to be honest? I don't know what's going on with Nancy. Pelosi and I find this all sort of mind boggling because she is someone I've historically admired and her handling of the tensions nations within the Democratic Party strikes me as extremely self-defeating so there's been a lot of frustration with Pelosi over her refusal to open an impeachment inquiry. I think there's a feeling that she's allowed the investigations into trump to completely peter out and for him to regain the momentum see you have that you have this language that she keeps using of self impeachment which nobody seems to understand what that means but seems like a dodge that says that Congress doesn't have to do its this job with regard to a president who committed crimes then there was her capitulation on the border funding bill and there is a lot of frustration which you know why are we giving more money to this rogue agency see that is running racist facebook groups and torturing families and children on the border and so in that context what Nancy Pelosi has done by picking a fight with some of these young on heroes of the Progressive Movement in her caucus really inexplicable to me and I think to a lot of people I mean I can understand her frustration with them. I understand that she has an interest in keeping the caucus together and defending some of her frontline members in more purple swing districts and then it's also probably frustrating for her as someone who spent so much of her career being criticized and attacked as being way too far to the left to now being attacked by these newcomers for being a mainstream sellout that said whatever frustration she feels why she would go out of her way to alienate some of the most charismatic and exciting voices in the Party and people who are getting a lot of young people excited about electoral politics is completely baffling to me. I agree that it's baffling that she would criticize her. Allies is and to me. It was probably just a mistake if we're gonNA take these issues one at a time. I'm a little torn here but I do see a defense of the way policies handled the Muller report. It's not totally clear to me what Democrats are suppose to do with this. Donald Donald Trump has done lots of terrible things but I don't think that holding a bunch of impeachment hearings helps the Democrats defeat him in twenty twenty and it seems to me that given that Robert Mueller basically kind of threw up his hands in a way say that I think was really unfortunate and in two of his hands he basically said that this is for Congress to take care of and then Congress. They're up his hands. He didn't make judgment. He didn't say it's Congress to handle. He said the judgment is for Congress to make effectively and so I guess I I understand if Pelosi is making a judgment here that the Democrats are better off running against trump as a plutocrats and as an ineffective president instead of just talking about Russia Russia Russia Russia Russia that it strikes me as not a crazy judgment but I don't think you need to just talk. I agree that you don't need to just talk about Russia. Russia Russia Russia right impeachment hearings should not just be about his relationship with Russia. It should be about the whole spectrum era of corruption for which I think most Democrats including probably Nancy Pelosi believes that he should be impeached on the merits even if it's not feasible to do it politically and instead what the House has been doing doing is passing all of these message bills and reporting suggests that people in the Democratic Party are only now realizing that nobody is paying attention to this which is just stupefying of course nobody is paying attention to. These bills that have no chance of becoming law and certainly no more chance of becoming law than trump has chance of being impeached whatever she's doing. I don't see how you make an argument. It's working when trump's approval rate seems to be taking upwards and nobody has yet been weaving a grand narrative of his corruption and disloyalty of which the Russia part is only a part. I mean Ross if you take out what you want to happen here and instead just kind of offer offer some advice to Democrats. Do you think Nancy Pelosi has been doing an effective job of speaker of the House since she took over at the start of this year. I don't know I mean I. I think that there are real limits. It's on the ability of figuring her position to affect like the shape of public opinion. What you guys are talking about especially now that the presidential election has come along? I don't know the answer in terms what sort of hearings or bill passage or what have you would actually help the Democrats vis-a-vis trump and I think in a lot of ways whatever happens on Capitol Hill sort of ends up being a sideshow now that we're in which I think this is how I think Pelosi thinks right. I think she thinks whatever we do is aside. Show and the important thing is to sort of keep the party on an even Keel and I think she is sympathetic probably to the sort of a slightly Joe Biden esque view of what the Party needs to do to beat trump which obviously not everyone agrees with. I think Pelosi is being really clumsy and how she's dealing with A._M._c. at the same time. I think she's probably has this feeling that either you sort of tell your ideological faction action who's in charge early or a year and a half from now when you still can't get anything done. They're going to start holding you hostage the way the tea party did I imagine that that is looming large in her imagination but even if that's true true wouldn't the right way to do that be to tell them that privately while trying to coop them publicly because it's not just about picking a fight with these four women. It's making a big chunk of the party not the part it's decisive and a lot of these swing districts but the part that is giving the party a huge infusion of new energy and enthusiasm. You don't want that part of the party to feel alienated and disappointed with party leadership. I think an interesting question though what is she hearing from especially newly elected moderates about go Cossio Cortez and the others right because it is possible that she has people in her ear every day from within her caucus saying. Why are you letting these four women dominate the headlines about what we're all about? This is GonNa kill me in twenty twenty or twenty twenty two. I mean she may be getting kind of instead of the liberal equivalent of tea party pressure. I kind of moderate Pran writer say is and I think there's probably both pragmatic objections to the profile that these four women have but her job is to manage that and reconcile that and not make it a front page newspaper headline. I'll tell you the thing that worries me the most about this and we're not there that close to it but it is moving in that direction which is at some point one hopes the Democrats will again have the ability to legislate and the real tensions between the tea party and the still very conservative Republicans in charge of the House really affected the Republicans ability to legislate in some important ways. I do worry about these sort of fissures opening up between the left in the center and when the Democrats actually have an opportunity to legislate this getting into some kind of civil war about single payer health care or other stuff rather than the Democrats being able to be as productive as they were in two thousand and nine in two thousand and ten under Nancy Pelosi. She'll give these women you know Alexandria Cossio Cortez Ilhan Omar Rashid Asleep and I on a Presley I would give them more credit and I think that one of the big differences differences is that Democrats fundamentally believe in legislating in a way that Republicans don't right so very conservative ideologically motivated Republicans are pretty comfortable with the government not getting very much of anything done and and Democrats aren't and so. I think that you're going to see dramatically less obstruction for obstruction. Say I think Michelle is right or at least in the short run. If you got full democratic control of government people would fall in line there would be a new president who would set the agenda and at least for the first year to eighteen months there would be. I think a lot of party unity. I think what probably Pelosi is more worried about. Is You get trump reelected and you have four years where you must pass the bills. You have to negotiate funding every year. Every six months or trump doesn't get reelected but the Republicans keep the Senate and you have the same dynamic. I mean that's where you know the Republicans didn't I mean they've had trouble governing under trump at the real problem was. They had a caucus that refuse to make deals with Obama and if you have a caucus that seems like it's refusing to make deals with the other party that's when the speaker of the House can essentially lose her power that makes sense to me and Michelle just to be clear. I wasn't blaming A._O._C. A._O._C. and her allies for these tensions unilaterally. I was worried about it from also the kind of establishment not figuring out a way to get along with the left because as you were saying given how effective Pelosi has been over her career I mean I do think she's the most effective modern speaker of the House we've I've had I've just been a little surprised that she has not seemed more sure footed this year. Whether it's figuring out a way to respond to the Mueller investigation in a way that would be helpful and less confusing to Democrats and now it seems like needlessly asleep slapping these allies although Russia I understand what you mean it. You know there is some way in which it could be helpful to the connor lambs and the other democratic moderates if there are some headlines saying Democratic leaders are somewhat it to the right of A._F._C.. I get that but it still doesn't feel like let's not exactly bashful. I think one issue here though is also age I mean I think Democrats have this dynamic where you have people who represent the party establishment whether you want to call it the moderates are not including Biden in the presidential race and Pelosi who are much older than typical leaders and who are sort of engaging with a much younger cohort in the party and I don't think it's surprising thing that that age gap would lead to stumbles of various kinds. No it's definitely the case in the House and elsewhere Democrats need a new generation of leaders an A._O.. See is not going to be that leader. She's not going to be the next speaker but the fact that there are no evidence. I don't think we'll just wait until A._O.. Is the moderate that that that day will come but A._F._C. to me is a more plausible presidential candidate than she is speaker of this but you know it's just not at all clear. Who is the next Democratic Speaker? He's going to be given that. Policies deputies are also in their late seventies early eighties so I I would say if there's any silver lining here it is that Republicans now get to.
"nancy pelosi" Discussed on 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 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 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.