House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ignoring requests from members of her own caucus to “alter” the party’s senior leadership group.
President Joe Biden has done a “fantastic job,” the speaker, 82, who is running for reelection, said MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, 75, adding that the most important thing was to win.
The veteran NBC journalist questioned her about Rep. Elisa Slotkin’s desire for “fresh blood.”
Pelosi dismissed the remark and painted the Michigan Democrat as engaging in petty politics.
“Just win, darling,” I say. Win only. Okay if you have to say that in order to win. She said, “We will not, under any circumstances, do anything other than fully back mobilization-wise, message-wise, and financially for those folks to win their races.
Pelosi is on a fundraising tour that will take her to Michigan on Wednesday in an effort to buck past tendencies and protect her party’s slim House control.
‘Of course we need a generational shift,’ you may say. However, in certain situations, experience is indispensible, Pelosi said Mitchell.
Additionally, she praised President Biden, who had previously praised Pelosi for advancing his agenda in the House.
And I believe that what we went through with the legislation was a result of President Biden’s outstanding leadership. He has had a better two years than the majority of presidents you can think of, at least in more recent times. He did it once more with the rescue package, once more with the inflation reduction package, once more with the Chips and Science Act, once more with the PACT Act for our veterans, once more with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. He has an impressive track record, she remarked.
Given that Biden has poor popularity ratings and that Democrats have sometimes distanced themselves from the White House on immigration and the economy, it was the type of support for Biden’s legislative accomplishments that the White House would want to see more of.
“Look, if they’re chasing us, just win.” In response to rumors that she could resign should the Democrats lose the House, Pelosi remarked, “That’s all I’m saying to folks.
“I simply want you to win your contests because our democracy is on the line,” he said. Our Earth itself is in jeopardy. Nothing less than our liberties and a woman’s ability to make her own decisions are at risk, she added.
She is vying for a third term in a redrew district when Slotkin made the remark that set off the issue.
“I have been extremely outspoken about the need for a new generation, even with my own leadership in the House. Across the Democratic Party, in the House, the Senate, and the White House, we need fresh blood, period. I believe that’s what the nation has been saying,” she remarked.
Former CIA analyst and Defense Department employee Slotkin, 46, made the statement about a very steady leadership group that has achieved political success while keeping out younger people.
Steny Hoyer, the House Majority Leader and longstanding companion of Nancy Pelosi, is 83 years old. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, a crucial Biden supporter, is 82.
The majority leader of the Senate, Charles Schumer of New York, is 71 years old, and the Republican candidate to succeed him, Mitch McConnell, is 80.
Not only Pelosi received criticism, however. Keith Olbermann, a podcaster and former MSNBC anchor, slammed Mitchell for questioning why Biden didn’t “push harder” to attempt to codify Roe v. Wade. Pelosi informed her that overcoming a filibuster in the Senate would not be possible without 10 Republican votes.
And for Andrea, I apologise to the audience. He tweeted, “She needs to retire.