House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave a defiant — if bewildering — statement about the possibility that she might stay in leadership after the midterm elections.
'Unsurpassed' support for Pelosi
The left-wing firebrand said that there was no chance of her losing her leadership position because she had "unsurpassed" support.
“This is not anything to make a big fuss over, it’s politics,” Pelosi told The Associated Press. “I can take the heat and that’s why I stay in the kitchen.”
Many believe the Democrats have a good chance to take back the House of Representatives from the Republicans in the midterm elections. If they do, Pelosi would be eager to retake her former role as the speaker of the House.
“I have a following in the country that’s unsurpassed by anybody, unless they’re running for president,” she explained.
Pelosi, 78, has been in a precarious position since the shocking loss of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential campaign. Many Democrats are calling for a fresh start in the leadership, despite Pelosi's protestations.
Pelosi nails NBC
The Democratic leader went so far as to blame NBC for her troubles in the party after the network documented 50 Democrats who said they would not support Pelosi for the leader of the party.
“NBC has been on a jag of this, this is one of their priorities, to undermine my prospects as speaker,” Pelosi said on MSNBC.
Pelosi is also resisting renewed calls for impeachment of the president over the conviction of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and a plea deal from the president's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.