Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday made some extent to heap extra reward on Democrats who flipped Republican seats within the 2018 midterms and downplayed representatives like herself and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who carried districts the place a “glass of water” with a “D” subsequent to it may win.
“Once we received this election, it wasn’t in districts like mine or Alexandria’s,” Pelosi stated. “[S]he’s an exquisite member of Congress as I feel all of our colleagues will attest. However these are districts which are solidly Democratic.”
To drive the purpose residence she picked up a water glass subsequent to her and stated: “This glass of water would win with a ‘D’ subsequent to its identify in these districts.”
Pelosi, who’s touring in Europe with a congressional delegation this week, made the feedback throughout an look earlier than the London College of Economics and Political Science.
Pelosi’s remark gave the impression to be her newest try and play down the affect of the Democrats’ progressive wing. Throughout a Sunday interview with CBS Information’ Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes,” Pelosi stated that faction was “like 5 individuals.”