Politics House GOP's McClain responds to Pelosi calling her 'that woman'
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.
Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) on Monday said she would not apologize after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called her out as while McClain made remarks on the House floor Monday criticizing Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) who called for racial justice advocates in Minnesota. over the weekend to "get more confrontation."
"As "that woman," no I won't apologize for calling out the double standards that you have set @SpeakerPelosi," McClain .
As "that woman," no I won't apologize for calling out the double standards that you have set.
Nancy Pelosi tears into 'the Squad' in new book
Nancy Pelosi unloaded on 'the Squad' to author Susan Page, whose book 'Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power' come out next week.Axios reported some early details 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.- Representative Lisa McClain (@RepLisaMcClain)
Waters on Saturday night, during a visit to Brooklyn Center, Minn., the town where 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, was shot and killed by a police officer last week, was asked what protesters in the streets should do if former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin, whose trial in the killing of another Black man, George Floyd, was taking place nearby, is found not guilty.
"We've got to stay on the street, and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational, we've got to make sure that they know that we mean business," Waters responded.
Waters' comments, which came two days before closing arguments in Chauvin's murder trial, sparked backlash among Republicans, with several members, including McClain, accusing Waters of inciting violence.
Nancy Pelosi says she will 'never forgive' the Capitol rioters for the 'trauma' they caused Congressional staff and members
The Speaker of the House told USA Today that she thinks the chaos of January 6 will have an impact on people deciding to come to work at the Capitol.In a new interview with USA Today that coincides with the Speaker of the House's 100th day in session, Pelosi discussed the chaos of the Capitol insurrection, as well as the long-lasting impacts on those present.
"Once again, this weekend, we saw a member of the majority openly call for more confrontation in a Minneapolis suburb," McClain said during her floor speech. "That very night, there was a drive-by shooting in that community where police and the National Guardsmen were targeted. If this were reversed, if this was said by a Republican, you know that the majority in this chamber would move to strip that representative of their committees and possibly to expel them from Congress."
When asked by a reporter if Waters should apologize for her comments, , and instead called out McClain for her remarks.
"That woman on the floor should be apologizing for what she said," Pelosi said Monday, referencing McClain's speech.
McClain on Twitter shortly after Pelosi's comments said she would not apologize for calling out "double standards" she believed were set by the House speaker.
Pelosi rips McConnell, says he's 'enabler of some of the worst stuff'
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tears into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a new book, calling him an "enabler of some of the worst stuff" in Congress.In the book by journalist Susan Page, excerpts of which were obtained by Punch Bowl News, Pelosi expresses her frustration with McConnell and blasts him for his refusal to allow the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda following her death last year. Ginsburg did lie in state at the Capitol, becoming the first woman to do so, but she was in the Statuary Hall on the House side of the building. McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.
Waters, however, from the GOP criticism, telling on Monday that she is "nonviolent," adding that she is "not worried that they're going to continue to distort what I say. This is who they are and this is how they act. And I'm not going to be bullied by them."
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) also accused Waters of condoning political violence.
Waters became an aspect of the Chauvin trial on Monday, after defense attorney Eric Nelson that Waters' comments could have prejudiced the jury, and were grounds for a mistrial.
The judge Nelson's motion for a mistrial, but did say that he wished elected officials would stop talking about the case, especially in a manner that is "disrespectful to the rule of law."
"If they want to give their opinions they should do so ... in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution," he continued.
In a on Monday, McCarthy said he planned to introduce a resolution to censure Waters for her "dangerous" comments, adding that the congresswoman "broke the law by violating curfew and then indicted violence."
This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence.
Speaker Pelosi is ignoring Waters' behavior-that's why I am introducing a resolution to censure Rep. Waters for these dangerous comments.- Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader)
On Sunday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) announced that she a resolution to expel Waters "for her continual incitement of violence."
Democrats seek to keep spotlight on Capitol siege .
Democrats are scrambling to keep the Jan. 6 insurrection in the public eye, pressing Republicans to back a months-long investigation into the deadly rampage that would shine a spotlight on former President Trump's role in the attack.House GOP leaders have endorsed the concept of a bipartisan commission, similar to the one formed after the 9/11 attacks. But Republicans are also eager to move beyond discussions of the Capitol siege, which was carried out by a pro-Trump mob seeking to overturn his election defeat - and sparked an animated debate about the threat of far-right extremism around the country.