House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed this week what she thought was her “greatest accomplishment” and it may surprise you.
While speaking with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, the California Democrat said passing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was her most important accomplishment.
Below is a transcript:
BRZEZINSKI: “I know that your greatest accomplishment is your five incredible kids.”
BRZEZINSKI: “So, putting them aside just for a moment, what would you consider your greatest accomplishment over the age of 50.”
PELOSI: “Well, I don’t think anything compares with the Affordable Care Act. That was because it enabled millions of people to have access to quality affordable care, and again, for families and for the children. And not only 20 million more, but also families to have better benefits at lower costs, more accessible, more affordable. So nothing compared to that. I consider it a pillar, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act.”
BRZEZINSKI: “So you’ve spent some time in the past few years standing up to power, especially to a president. And I’m wondering, are there ways in which you feel more empowered at this stage of your life?”
PELOSI: “How can I say this? First of all, I’m excited to have this conversation with you, because what it means to other women and to younger women. Because you don’t know what’s coming next. And I always say to young women, be ready. Just be ready. Take inventory of who you are and what you have inside of you and what you have done. Give yourself a gold star for being the unique person that you are. And so when the challenge is there, you’ll be ready. And, of course, little did we know that the challenge would be such a horrible devastation to our country, but nonetheless, I was ready.”
At another point in the interview, Pelosi shrugged off the idea of her retiring anytime soon.
Brzezinski asked Pelosi to respond to a list of words with her opinion.
One of the words Brzezinski asked Pelosi to respond to was the word “retirement.”
Pelosi laughed, looked at Brzezinski, and said, “What’s that?
Democrats should be very worried that they will lose control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections.
According to a new poll from Democracy Corps, enthusiasm among Republicans to vote in the midterm elections outpaces Democrats by double digits.
The survey found that 68% of Republicans remain engaged ahead of 2022. Meanwhile, Democrats have seen their engagement slip to 57%, an 11-point cushion for the GOP.
The survey also found that Republican voters remain firmly in the camp of Trump, with only 16% of Republicans identifying as “non-Trump conservatives.”
In the battleground states, which most likely decide the balance of power, only 9% of Republican voters identify themselves as part of the same group.
The survey comes as the GOP is poised to take back the House next November and could even regain control of the Senate.
The data revealed remarkably strong support for “conservative populist policy” reminiscent of the Trump administration’s legislative agenda.
“Competitive swing districts across the country are the key to Republicans winning back the majority in 2022,” said Sarah Chamberlain, president of the Republican Main Street Partnership. “Voters want good, commonsense, conservative policies, without the noise and rhetoric.”