Friday, June 23, 2017

Pelosi says, ‘I think I’m worth the trouble’

Defiant House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s not going anywhere, brushing back complaints from rank-and-file Democrats that she has led them to political oblivion and insisting that whatever the election losses she has overseen, she is “worth the trouble.”
A series of losses in special congressional elections — including one that cost the party tens of millions of dollars in donations in a losing cause in Georgia this week — have sparked a new round of criticism for the Californian.
She has become an easy target for Republican candidates on the campaign trail, and some of her troops say they can’t recapture the House with her at the top.
But she said those dissenting voices are the minority and the number of election losses this year is a good sign.
“I feel very confident in the support I have in the caucus,” she told reporters on Capitol Hill, mounting a stiff defense of her 15 years at the helm of her party caucus.
“I’m a master legislator, I am a strategic, politically astute leader, my leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election, sad to say,” she said. 

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