Nancy Pelosi says she can take the political heat and won’t be stepping aside any time soon.
“I think I do a fabulous job as legislator, a master legislator, in fact,” she stated. “I would’ve been happy to leave if Hillary Clinton had won — the Affordable Care Act would be safe, there’d be a woman at the table, but I want to be an example to women: Don’t go away from a fight because somebody is questioning your age or whatever else.”
Pelosi made history as the first woman speaker of the House. Over the years, she’s become an antagonistic figure for the GOP and even her Democratic critics say it’s time for new leadership. However, she is also viewed as a historically effective legislator and a fundraising juggernaut for progressives.
The GOP might have won control of the House in 2010, but Democrats hope to take it back in 2018 and hold Trump accountable for his actions.
“We need 23 seats to win control of the House for the American people. We need 23 seats to save our democracy, our planet, our values,” said Pelosi. “I’m very proud of the House Democratic Caucus because we are majority of women, people of color, LGBTQ — that’s a majority of our caucus.”