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Pelosi: Democrats Will "Stand Tall" In Support Of Obamacare

DAVID GREGORY: Why aren't you concerned at this point that this is in grave danger of not being done right?

REP. NANCY PELOSI: Well, I'm very unhappy about the website, as you can just imagine the president is. But I know the makings of the legislation, and what it does for people. And, again, look, this Republican measure on Friday, what makes matters so worse, allows the marketplace to be deprived of people who should be there getting lower prices with better benefits and perhaps even a tax credit.
So that wasn't a fix, it was a make matters worse. But they're running a political arena and you expect that. But you can't be knocked for a loop just because somebody's playing politics. If that was the case, we would have never passed it in the first place.

DAVID GREGORY: Final point: Democrats won't lose seats next year over Obamacare?

REP. NANCY PELOSI: I don't think you can tell what will happen next year. But I will tell you this: Democrats stand tall in support of the Affordable Care Act. We have great candidates who are running, who are concerned about our economy, and are concerned that government was shut down because of a whim on the part of the Republicans, costing us $25 billion to our economy and 0.6% of our GDP growth.

They're concerned that overwhelmingly the American people support immigration reform, support background checks, support ending discrimination against people in the workplace; all of these kinds of things are the concerns of the American people. Jobs will be the major issue in the campaign, as they always are.

And this is an issue that has to be dealt with, but it doesn't mean, "Oh, it's a political issue, so we're going to run away from it." No, it's too valuable for the American people. What is important about it is that the American people are well served, not who gets reelected.

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