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A Gift to Republicans: “Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Plan on Going Anywhere”

The Boston Globe's headline this week came after an interview with Pelosi, who indicated to Globe reporters that she's in it for the long haul.

By NTK Staff | 05.02.2018 @8:00am
A Gift to Republicans: “Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Plan on Going Anywhere”

On Tuesday, the Boston Globe blared the following headline on their website: “Nancy Pelosi doesn’t plan on going anywhere.”

In Washington, D.C. and around the country, it’s likely Republicans are rejoicing.

The House minority leader, who’s been a polarizing political figure in the country for a decade-plus now, left no doubt in a Tuesday interview with the Globe that she intends to hold on to power beyond 2018.

“We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” Pelosi told a meeting of Globe reporters and editors. She was in Boston for a Democratic fund-raiser hosted by Representative Katherine Clark.

…“It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense,” Pelosi said, referring to the top two leadership spots in the House and Senate and the presidency. “I have no intention of walking away from that table.”

In a clear sign Republicans see a Pelosi pledge to run for speaker as a winning election argument, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is already cutting Pelosi’s comments into an ad.

Politico‘s Playbook reported:

NEW THIS MORNING … THE NRCC is going to cut Pelosi’s “We will win. I will run for speaker” remark into a video-based advertisement in the coming days. They think that the prospect of Pelosi returning to the speakership is enough to bring out Republican voters. Some Pelosi-aligned Democrats, of course, don’t think that’s right.

That was fast.

Clearly, though, Pelosi will not heed the calls – or, more accurately, whispers – from some in her party to make way for a new generation of leadership. The 78-year-old House minority leader apparently wants to be speaker again, and into her 80s no less.

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