Nancy Pelosi’s future as the top Democrat in the House of Representatives was thrown into question this week, with recent polls showing massive GOP gains and a ‘Trump bump’ heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
The former Speaker of the House’s leadership position is again in jeopardy after months of steadfast opposition to the largely popular GOP tax cuts; calling the legislation a “tax scam” and dismissing higher wages and big bonuses as “pathetic crumbs” to American workers.
“I would not use crumbs personally, and I think a lot of Blue Dogs would not use crumbs,” Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar told Politico.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley also slammed Pelosi’s language ahead of the 2018 elections, saying “I think for people making $40,000 a year, any increase in their take-home is significant for them, and I don’t want to diminish that at all.”
“Language is important, and we have to be very careful that we don’t insult people by saying that the amount of money they get is crumbs,” added Rep. Emanuel Cleaver.
The left-wing lawmakers public criticism of Pelosi comes as new polls show the GOP erasing recent Democrat gains going into the 2018 elections; throwing more cold water on the prospects of a liberal take-over of the House of Representatives this fall.
ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Pelosi Warns of a ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’ Over FISA Memo
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continued her all-out war against the House Intelligence Committee and President Trump Friday afternoon, telling reporters the President will spark a “constitutional crisis” should he use the recently released FISA memo to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Pelosi addressed reporters just hours after Congressional leaders publicly disclosed the four-page document; showing the debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ was used by the FBI and DOJ to secure FISA warrants to spy on “at least one” senior Trump aide.
“With the memo… [Trump] has abdicated his responsibilities as Commander-in Chief to protect the American people by protecting our intelligence sources and the rest,” Pelosi told CBS News.
“If the President uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein or [special counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis.”
The House Minority Leader’s fiery rhetoric comes on the heels of her official statement regarding the memo, where she bizarrely referred to the de-classified material as a “bouquet” from President Trump to Vladimir Putin.
BOOK OF NANCY: Pelosi Invokes THE POPE, ROSARY During EIGHT HOUR DACA Rant
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi turned towards a higher-power during her eight-hour long speech defending DACA Wednesday, saying she should have brought her “rosary blessed by the Pope” to help Democrats pass legislation in support of nearly one million ‘Dreamers.’
Pelosi was speaking on the floor of the House when she suddenly mentioned Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, suggesting that liberal legislators should spend the day in prayer over new DACA legislation.
“During the night when I was thinking and praying so hard about our ‘Dreamers,’ I thought maybe we should just pray all day on the floor of Congress. Maybe I should bring my rosary blessed by the Pope,” said Nancy.
“I always remember Pope Benedict when he came. He spoke so beautifully,” she added. “He quoted an Augustine who seventeen centuries ago said that any government that is not formed to promote justice is just a bunch of thieves.”
“His holiness goes on to say, ‘Sometimes it’s hard to define what justice is, but in doing so we must beware of the dazzling blindness of power and special interests,” Pelosi added.
Watch Nancy Pelosi’s comments below: