‘I guess their demon now is Nancy Pelosi…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) Embattled on nearly all sides, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) still has one prominent ally in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
On Wednesday, Sanders, the spokesman of the Left’s socialist wing, came to the defense of the former Speaker during a visit to “CBS This Morning.”
“Nancy has done a good job. Let me say what she may not say—it’s also the fact that she’s a woman,” Sanders said.
Ironically, one of the many reasons cited for Hillary Clinton’s struggles in the 2016 election was tepid support among misogynist “Bernie Bros” due to Clinton’s gender.
Sanders did not miss the opportunity to take the GOP to task for its ‘demonization’ of Pelosi.
“The Republican party is bankrupt intellectually,” he said. “They are not gonna campaign on their views … so they have to come up with some demon. I guess their demon now is Nancy Pelosi.”
However, Sanders offered no speculation as to the source of Pelosi’s waning support among Democrats, including his anointed protégé, Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez.
The 28-year-old congressional candidate from New York hedged last week when asked if Pelosi was the leader of the Democratic party.
Sanders and Ocasio–Cortez both have struggled gauging the pulse of the party thus far in the primary season, with many of their endorsements falling short of the nomination.
“What is happening is there is a whole lot of energy,” Sanders explained. “And I think what you’re seeing all across this country is not only progressives winning—and losing occasionally—but what you are seeing is people running for office for the first time.”
In Sanders’ home state of Vermont, incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott will face Democrat Christine Hallquist, who on Tuesday became the first transgender gubernatorial candidate nominated by a major party.
Hallquist’s primary competition included a motley array of contenders, among them: 14-year-old Ethan Sonneborn.
Although he won the Democratic primary for the senate, Sanders declined, choosing instead to run as an independent.