House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that she would have retired if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had defeated President Donald Trump in the November election.
According to CNN, Pelosi told reporters after her interview Friday at The Monitor Breakfast — hosted by The Christian Science Monitor — that "if Hillary had won, I was ready to go home."
"It was really shocking that someone like Donald Trump would be president of the United States. We yearn for the day of a Mitt Romney or a George Bush or someone,” Pelosi said. “But anyway, that motivated me to stay now."
The former speaker of the House said that one reason she chose to stay was to protect the Affordable Care Act — often referred to as Obamacare — that she helped craft.
Earlier this week, House Republicans unveiled their proposal to replace Obamacare, the American Health Care Act. Pelosi has been a vocal defender of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law in the face of efforts to repeal it by GOP lawmakers and Trump.