Pelosi: The Impression You Get Is That Trump Would Like To "Abolish Congress"

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CBS's Jane Pauley interviews new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who discusses the role she sees for a Democratically-led House in a split Congress, functioning opposite a president who has until now faced little Congressional oversight.

About Trump's claim that the government shutdown could last "months or even years", Pauley asked: "Was that bluster or hyperbole?"

"Well, I hope so," Pelosi said. "But the fact is he has said it again and again."





"Are you recalibrating your assessment of how you can work with this president?" CBS's Pauley asked.

Pelosi responded: "Let me first say that our purpose in the meeting at the White House was to open up government. The impression you get from the president is that he would like not only close government, build a wall, but also abolish Congress, so the only voice that mattered was his own."

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