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McAuliffe: Democrats Are Opposing Pelosi Because It’s the Easy Thing to Do

McAuliffe also predicted that Pelosi will be the next speaker of the House.

By NTK Staff | 08.14.2018 @9:48am

Former Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) – a possible 2020 presidential candidate – said Monday that House Democrats who have said they will not support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for speaker are doing so because it is politically expedient.

MSNBC’s Katy Tur asked McAuliffe about the growing list of Democrats who have said they will not support Pelosi to be speaker, and why these Democrats are not supporting her if she is as effective as McAuliffe claims.

“I think, Katy, it’s because literally, they have spent millions of dollars through the years attacking her,” McAuliffe said. “They don’t go after someone who’s not successful or not powerful.”

Tur said that it’s not Republicans who are running away from Pelosi, it’s members of her own party. Tur asked McAuliffe why this is the case.

“Because millions have been spent negatively attacking Nancy, so it’s an easy thing to say. Are you going to vote with Nancy or not vote with Nancy? I’ll predict here that Nancy Pelosi, when we win the House — I’ll predict that she’ll be speaker,” McAuliffe said. “I can tell you personally I have had a long relationship. I have known Nancy Pelosi since 1979. She and I have been in the battles for 40 years fighting for the progressive causes that matter to this country and she will be the next speaker.”

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