Defiant Pelosi Says She's Staying: 'I Think I'm Worth The Trouble'

Carla Harmon
June 25, 2017

According to Politico, Democrats met to discuss the future of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi after the disastrous elections many hoped would demonstrate President Donald Trump's weaknesses, but did the opposite instead.

Trump's tweets, old and new, left many perplexed about whether there was motive or strategy behind the whole affair. "I'm a democrat and those are the issues I am focusing on and I think those are the issues most people care about whether they voted for trump or whether they are a member of a labor union or whether they are not", said Schiavoni.

A defiant Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she was "very confident" about the support that she had from fellow Democrats who now number 193.

Or, Pelosi could announce prior to the midterms that she won't seek the leadership position again, as New York Rep. Kathleen Rice suggested to CNN Wednesday.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House.


Trump was quick to celebrate the Georgia win and accused Democrats of standing in the way of a legislative agenda bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election.

The White House is suggesting that a Republican win in Georgia's special House election on Tuesday was a personal victory for President Donald Trump.

Rep. Tim Ryan, who unsuccessfully ran against Pelosi in November for the House leadership post, also attended Rice's meeting.

"Whether she's a leader or not is up for the (Democratic) caucus to decide", Moulton said. Republican groups spent millions on television ads linking Ossoff to Pelosi, portraying him as a captive of the party's liberal wing despite Ossoff's efforts to present a more moderate image.

In a letter to Democrats late Wednesday, Pelosi insisted majority control of the House is up for grabs. "I need to step back and do what's best for this party", said Rice.


A decade of Republican campaigning against Pelosi has made her the gift to Republicans that keeps on giving.

In a retort Thursday, Pelosi said, "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly".

If Pelosi is truly the "strategic, politically astute leader" she touts herself to be, she would know 2016 was a change election and voters in both parties continue to want real change. Which was fine by the Democrats who thought they were going to pounce and pick one off. They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win.

Handel also said that she would "absolutely" consider prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from adopting children.


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