(Big League Politics) – While speaking with Christiane Amanpour in an interview for her new hour-long program on both CNN and PBS, Nancy Pelosi says that she is more than confident she will be House Speaker again when Democrats win the midterm elections on November 6th.
Amanpour praised Pelosi, referring to her as a “trail blazer” and expressed that Pelosi had “achieved incredible things.” Peolsi told Amanpour that he may have stepped aside to make room for new leadership if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election, mainly because she wanted to protect Obamacare- a law in which Pelosi said she felt “very proprietary.”
Since “45” won however-Pelosi would not refer to Trump as “president during the interview-she would stay and run for speaker, in part to inspire other women.
PELOSI: … If Hillary Clinton had won and the Affordable Care Act was protected — I feel very proprietary about that — I was happy to go my way. We didn’t know who would come forward, but that’s up to the caucus, they give me the honor of serving and it’s up to them to choose who comes next. But to have no woman at the table, and to have the Affordable Care Act at risk, I said as long as he’s here, I am here. So — 45 — not to be disrespectful, but —
AMANPOUR: You mean President Trump, “45.”
PELOSI: Yeah. So, no, but I have always been opposed — I think there was one election for leadership that I was not opposed in. People like to get started on what they think comes next, and that’s up to the caucus to decide. But I feel very comfortable about the support that I have in the caucus and that I will be the speaker of the house.
AMANPOUR: You definitely are going to stand and you definitely think you are going to win?
PELOSI: I think it’s really important, though, for women to see as well, because you can’t run away from a fight. You are in the arena. So when some people come forward and say, well, we should have somebody new, okay, you are in the arena, when the Republicans have such a poverty of ideas that the only thing they can put in their ads [sic] is that I am a San Francisco liberal who supports LGBTQ rights, I can take the heat. I don’t like implying that that’s not a good thing, our San Francisco values. But I want women to know that this isn’t easy. Power is never given way and it always has to be fought for and this is, again, a constitutional office and I feel very confident about the support of my colleagues as well as the fact that we will win the election.
Pelosi added that she would not speak on trying to impeach President Trump, but also that she did not oppose the idea, if “the facts are there.”
Amanpour tweeted on Monday, ““As long as he’s here, I’m here,” House Democratic Leader @NancyPelosi tells me, referring to President Trump. Watch my interview tonight on our new hour-long program, which adds four new contributors! Check your PBS listings and watch at our new time on @cnni: 7pm CET.”
“As long as he’s here, I’m here,” House Democratic Leader @NancyPelosi tells me, referring to President Trump.
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) September 10, 2018