‘…And that should make you sleep at night, knowing that at least somebody in this town knows what they’re doing…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., praised her mother as an effective leader who will challenge President Donald Trump and his administration—and then some.
“How does she approach meetings with President Trump?” CNN host John Brennan asked Pelosi’s daughter.
The younger Pelosi responded: “She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.”
“No one ever won betting against Nancy Pelosi,” Alexandra continued. “She’s persevered. You’ve got to give her credit.”
Alexandra hailed her mother as a leader who “knows what she’s doing—and that should make you sleep at night, knowing that at least somebody in this town knows what they’re doing.”
In a surprising move after the November midterm election, which delivered Democrats the House majority, Trump vocally threw his support behind Pelosi’s speakership bid, vowing to get her the votes on the House floor needed if members of her own party opposed her.
In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
Despite the recent logjam between Trump and congressional Democrats over border-wall funding, which has resulted in a partial government shutdown, Trump reiterated that call on Saturday.
“I can get Nancy Pelosi as many votes as she wants in order for her to be Speaker of the House,” he said on Twitter ahead of a trip to California to visit with people affected by wildfires.
He again wrote that Pelosi “deserves this victory, she has earned it — but there are those in her party who are trying to take it away.”
Ultimately, Pelosi “will win!” Trump said.
One of Pelosi’s allies, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., defended Pelosi’s leadership during the divisive battle within the Democratic Party for the speakership nomination and said Pelosi is the obvious choice.
“Our new members promised their constituents to bring stability and common-sense to a dysfunctional Washington—not to be drawn into an effort to throw the House into chaos,” he said.
“Our new members promised to get results on the issues their constituents care about—not to delay these efforts while they are dragged into a self-destructive leadership battle.”