House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told CNN in an interview to air on Monday that she will remain her party’s leader “as long as” President Donald Trump is “here.”
Pelosi spoke with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on her new show, “Amanpour & Company,” which will air on PBS Monday night. The former House speaker said that although she feels “it’s time for new blood” in the Democratic Party, she doesn’t want a shake-up when the party is out of power.
“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,” she said.
Pelosi then admitted that it’s “up to the caucus” to choose a leader, “but to have no woman at the table and to have the Affordable Care Act at risk, I said, ‘as long as [Trump’s] here, I’m here.'”
She added that Democrats will regain control of the House in the upcoming midterm elections, and “women would lead the way.”
“If the election were held today, we would win overwhelmingly and women would lead the way,” she said. “We have so many excellent women candidates from women across the country. Women marched and then they ran, and now they’re running and now they’re going to be members of Congress.”
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