Politics Nancy Pelosi tears into 'the Squad' in new book
Nancy Pelosi Least Favorable Member of Congress, NRCC Poll Finds
51 percent gave Pelosi a "very unfavorable" rating," the Republican-led survey found.A poll conducted by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) among 1,000 voters in 85 battleground voting districts found Pelosi is unpopular with "almost every key subgroup" outside the Democratic Party base. Fifty-two percent of those surveyed said they have an unfavorable view of Pelosi, the California Democrat first elected to office in 1987. In district's which split their votes between Republicans and Democrats in 2020, Pelosi only receives a favorable rating from 38 percent of respondents.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unloaded on 'the Squad' when talking about the progressive cohort to author Susan Page, whose book 'Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power' come out next week.
on Monday, including that Pelosi adopted a child-like voice when talking about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 31-year-old ringleader of the group, who was previously the youngest member of Congress.
In the book, Pelosi gives 'the Squad' blunt advice: 'You're not a one-person show. This is the Congress of the United States.'
Trump victory disrupted Pelosi's plans to retire: Book
Former President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election changed the course of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's career, according to a new book. © Provided by Washington Examiner As Susan Page, a Washington bureau chief of USA Today, would tell it, the California Democrat was on the verge of retiring when Hillary Clinton lost to the brash businessman. "Unknown to most, she had been seriously contemplating retirement in 2016 when the unexpected election of Trump changed her mind.
Page, USA Today's Washington bureau chief, spoke to Pelosi 10 times for the biography.
Nancy Pelosi Was Set To Retire From Politics Before Trump Election Win in 2016: New Book
Reports in "Madam Speaker" say that the shock of Hillary Clinton's defeat spurred the house speaker to stay on.Assured that the Democratic contender Hillary Clinton would prevail over her GOP rival, Pelosi had an eye on retiring and spending more time with her family, according to the book written by USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page.
Pelosi told friends and family to participate in the process too.
Pelosi didn't hold back in her assessment of some of her colleagues.
In their second sit-down, which occurred in July 2019, Page said Pelosi's dispute with 'the Squad' had 'exploded.'
'Her anger at the four new progressive congresswomen was palpable,' Page recalled.
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Pelosi sat down for a meeting with Ocasio-Cortez later that month in an effort to minimize tensions.
Pelosi also told Page that Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, 'is not a force for good in the country.'
'He is an enabler of some of the worst stuff, and an instigator of some of it on his own,' Pelosi said.
posted on USA Today's website Friday, Page captures Pelosi's first conversation with now former President Donald Trump after he won the 2016 race.
Pelosi refuses to call for Gaetz's resignation, leaving it 'up to the Republican leader'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to weigh in on whether she believes Rep. Matt Gaetz should resign amid allegations that he violated sex trafficking laws, saying it's an opinion reserved for her GOP colleagues. © Provided by Washington Examiner "It is up to the Republicans to take responsibility for that," Pelosi said Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation. "And it is up to the Republican leader, Mr. McCarthy, to act upon that behavior." While Pelosi said she believes there's been a "clear violation" of House ethics rules, she referred back to the investigation the House Ethics Committee is conducting on Gaetz.
Pelosi, then in the minority, called Trump at Trump Tower to congratulate him on his win and offer her hope that they could work together.
'Nancy, me too,' Trump replied. 'We'll get some good things done.'
Trump told Pelosi that she could deliver 'better than anybody.'
'Don't forget, I was a supporter of yours,' Trump told the Democratic leader, a reference to a donation he had made to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee before becoming a Republican. 'I think you're terrific.'
Pelosi suggested to the incoming president that he schedule a session to talk to the Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues.
He put her on the phone with Ivanka Trump. 'Talk to my daughter about it,' Trump said.
'Now it was Pelosi’s turn to be surprised. The House Democratic leader found herself listening to Trump’s thirty-five-year-old daughter, whose résumé mostly involved working on enterprises named Trump, relay her thoughts on childcare policy,' Page wrote.
Page also revealed that Pelosi had planned to retire after the 2016 election of Hillary Clinton, as Clinton would have eclipsed her as the highest-ranking woman in American political history.
With Trump coming into office, that didn't happen.
The pain of Trump's election 'was physical, it was actually physical,' Pelosi told Page.
'Like a mule kicking you in the back over and over again,' Pelosi said.
Pelosi: Waters shouldn't apologize .
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.) on Monday said Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has nothing to apologize for in response to criticism from Republicans over remarks she made in Minnesota over the weekend. "No, she doesn't," Pelosi said when asked by a reporter if Waters needs to apologize for saying activists for racial justice need to "get more confrontational" when advocating for police reforms. "That woman on the floor should be apologizing for what she said," Pelosi then said, referencing comments by Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.), who spoke shortly after Pelosi gaveled the House into session for the day.