May 21, 2024

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Pelosi insists Americans want Dems to WIN in November and has ‘every intention’ of keeping House

Nancy Pelosi insists Americans want the Democrats to WIN in November and has ‘every intention’ of keeping the House – despite dismal polls – and says Republicans who reject formula shortage bills ‘don’t care about feeding babies’

  • ‘I have no intention of the Democrats not winning the House this November,’ the California Democrat told reporters on Thursday morning
  • ‘People really want us to win,’ she added
  • ‘There are challenges,’ Pelosi acknowledged, blaming new strains of Covid-19 and ‘other factors’ that had log jammed the supply chain
  • She also tore into Republicans who oppose baby formula bills the House passed Wednesday night
  • All but 12 Republicans opposed a $28 million emergency funding bill for baby formula
  • ‘What’s the objection? That we don’t want to spend money on babies who are crying for food? Okay, let’s have that debate,’ she quipped

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged there are ‘challenges’ for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections but said that her party has every intention of holding on to power. 

‘I have no intention of the Democrats not winning the House this November,’ the California Democrat told reporters on Thursday morning. ‘People really want us to win,’ she added. 

‘There are challenges,’ Pelosi acknowledged, blaming new strains of Covid-19 and ‘other factors’ that had log jammed the supply chain and lead to 40 year-high inflation, running at 8.3 percent as of April. 

She also tore into Republicans who oppose to two bills the House passed Wednesday night–  one that provides $28 million in emergency funding for baby formula, which passed with only 12 votes from Republicans and one that expands formula access for WIC recipients, which passed with all but nine Republican votes. 

‘What’s the objection? That we don’t want to spend money on babies who are crying for food? Okay, let’s have that debate,’ she quipped on Thursday.

The speaker underscored that Democrats are focused on winning races ‘one district at a time, before praising President Biden’s work but also conceding his low poll numbers. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged there are 'challenges' for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections but said that her party has every intention of holding on to power

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged there are ‘challenges’ for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections but said that her party has every intention of holding on to power

'I have no intention of the Democrats not winning the House this November,' the California Democrat told reporters on Thursday morning. 'People really want us to win,' she added

‘I have no intention of the Democrats not winning the House this November,’ the California Democrat told reporters on Thursday morning. ‘People really want us to win,’ she added

‘The work that this president has done and he’s been a great president, I don’t know about polls but I do know about winning the races one district at a time,’ she said. 

‘We think from the standpoint of kitchen table there is no comparison,’ Pelosi said. ‘They don’t even vote for domestic terrorism, isn’t that sad?’ the speaker said, referring to Republicans who opposed a House-passed bill to prevent domestic terrorism and extremism by white supremacists. 

She pointed to the COMPETES Act, which provides more funding for scientific research and microchip creation, which is now being reconciled between a House version and a Senate version, the oil and price gouging bill Democrats plan to pass in the House Thursday and a pair of baby formula bills they passed Wednesday. 

‘A woman’s right to choose is on the ballot and that is a kitchen table issue. So we’re comfortable,’ the speaker concluded. 

As issues come at Democrats from all angles — inflation, sky-high gas prices, baby formula shortages — Pelosi has been churning out votes on bills that can make it through the House but are doomed to fail in the Senate. 

With this strategy Pelosi’s members can at least return home for their two-week break and tell voters that they at least tried to get something done but Republicans obstructed.  

According to a FiveThirtyEight average of polls on May 19, 45 percent of people want Republicans to take back power in Congress and 42.7 people want to see Democrats hold on to the majority. 

According to an NBC poll published Monday, 37 percent of Americans view Biden favorably while 51 percent view him negatively. Only 31 percent of respondents had a positive view of Vice President Kamala Harris while 48 percent said they do not view her favorably. 

Trump fell between the current president and vice president in terms of how Americans view him with 36 percent positively and 51 percent negatively, according to the poll. 

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