House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, on Monday responded to those who have questioned whether she should maintain her leadership role in the Democratic party, saying the fight “isn’t about me,” but instead is about issues like health care.
“This is such a small item — it isn’t about me. Right now our fight is about the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi said during an appearance on “CBS This Morning.” “I’ve always had a challenge in the caucus right from the start.”
Pelosi has faced criticism following several high-profile special elections, in which Democrats lost to Republicans. The Minority leader pushed back against the idea that she should step down.
“I’m a master legislator, I’m experienced in knowing institutional memory of the Congress,” she said.
“These are four races we would’ve never chosen to go into. They were chosen by Donald Trump. Four races where double-digit lead for the Republicans in previous elections. We picked up 70 points — 25 in one race, 15, 20 — like that in the four races. The people in those states are very happy because we pushed the Republicans very far back,” Pelosi said.