Pelosi On Leadership Status: "I Don't Understand Why This Question Even Comes Up"


QUESTION: On your own leadership, after the Democrats lost seats last week in the election, I'm wondering if you gave any thought to stepping down as the leader and what you thought about it if you've decided to stay on.

REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-Calif.): Why don't I start with the second question because I've heard it from from you all a number of times, and the most recent person that asked said you've said that three times why don't you step aside. You heard that question when we lost two times, and one time, and I said what was the day that any of you you that any of you said to Mitch McConnell when they lost the Senate three times in a row, lost making progress in taking back the Senate three times in a row, aren't you getting a little old, Mitch? Shouldn't you step aside? Have you ever asked him that question?

Have any of you ever asked him that question?

So I don't understand why that question should even come up, I'm here as long as my members want me to be here and as long as there is a reason to be here. I'm not here on a schedule or anything except a mission to get a job done.

I am so proud of the confidence that my members have placed in me, and my life, and who I am is not dependent on being here... But it just is interesting, as a woman, to see how many times that question is asked of a woman and how many times that question is never asked of Mitch McConnell.

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