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Nancy Pelosi's Curious Statement About John Boehner: 'If He Were a Woman...

"They'd be calling him the weakest speaker in history."

(Photo: MSNBC)

(Photo: MSNBC)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) delved into a peculiar topic of discussion on MSNBC "All In" with Chris Hayes Monday night: what the reputation of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would be "if he were a woman."

In a discussion about jobs and the unemployment rate, Pelosi remarked: "I will say this about John Boehner, and I have a good relationship [with him].  If he were a woman, they'd be calling him the weakest speaker in history."

"Why do you say that?" Hayes replied.

Pelosi explained:

Well, because they don't get anything done.  Where are the results?  Whatever it is -- what are the results?  They've never been able to pass anything without our coming to the rescue...except their very nasty, in my view, unprincipled budgets.

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They haven't accomplished anything, yeah.  So always when people ask me, I think you know what, if a woman were speaker and nothing was happening in this way, they'd say, 'oh my gosh, oh my gosh.'  I'm just getting a little, shall we say, tired, of some of the way they take a pass on some [things] and not on others.  We get criticized for accomplishing things.  They don't get criticized for not accomplishing things.

Pelosi has for years lamented GOP "obstructionists" for preventing President Obama's plans from being implemented, but she explained to Hayes that attempts to obstruct aren't accomplishments in their own right.

Earlier in the segment, Pelosi criticized Republicans for having done "passed no bill" to promote job growth, for instance.

Watch the entire clip courtesy of MSNBC, below:

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