House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi set off alarm bells throughout Democratic circles Thursday, confirming her plans to run for Speaker of the House should her party retake control of Congress after the 2018 midterms.
Pelosi’s comments were warmly received by Republicans across the country heading into the elections; with GOP strategists planning to tie their opponents to the unpopular Democrat as American voters head to the polls.
“We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” Pelosi told the Boston Globe this week.
“It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense,” she added, referencing the top positions in Congress and the White House. “I have no intention of walking away from that table.”
“She is the most unpopular politician in every single competitive district in the country,” said a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, who welcomed the news of her run for Speaker of the House.
Read the full story at the Boston Globe.
CRUMBS ACT: House Republicans Unveil PELOSI INSPIRED Bonus Bill
House Republicans are poised to introduce the Nancy Pelosi-inspired ‘Crumbs Act’ this week; unveiling new legislation that would make bonuses and other one-time payouts to American workers tax free.
Congressman Todd Rokita announced the proposal, called Creating Relief and Useful Middle-Class Benefits and Savings -also known as the CRUMB Act- Tuesday, a clear reference to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s infamous swipe at millions of Americans who received an annual bonus following the passage of the GOP tax cut legislation.
“Americans are receiving thousands of dollars in bonuses and more money in their paychecks thanks to President Trump’s tax reform, but out-of-touch Democratic leaders believe they only amount to crumbs,” Rokita said in a statement.
“The CRUMBS Act will let Americans keep more of the money they receive as a result of President Trump’s tax reform, and allow them, not the government, to choose how best to spend their bonuses,” he added.
The former Speaker of the House repeatedly denounced the bonuses and higher wages as “pathetic crumbs” after President Trump signed the sweeping tax overhaul into law; slamming the major cuts as a “scram” for working families.
DEMOCRAT CHAOS: Top Democrat RIPS Pelosi’s ‘WHITE GUYS’ Comment
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi raised eyebrows within her own party on Thursday, drawing fire from top Democrats after she “offensively” referred to the bipartisan group of legislators tackling immigration reform as “white guys.”
The House Minority Leader made her incendiary remarks while speaking with reporters at her weekly press briefing, labeling lawmakers seeking to find a permanent solution to DACA as “the five white guys.”
“The five white guys I call them, you know,” Pelosi quipped, complaining that there were not enough minorities involved in the immigration debate. “Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?”
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer –one of Pelosi’s “white guys”- blasted the leader’s comments, calling the remarks “offensive” in a statement released to Politico.
“That comment is offensive. I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done,” Hoyer said.
A spokesperson for the House Minority Leader pushed back against Hoyer’s comments, saying, “Leader Pelosi has every confidence in the leadership of Whip Hoyer and Senator Durbin, which they have demonstrated on this topic for years.”