Rahm Emanuel Tries to Shut Down CNN Question About Pelosi & Schumer's Leadership
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel got testy with a CNN anchor for asking him whether Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are still good leaders for the Democratic party.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have been criticized lately for being too out of touch to lead Democrats.
Pelosi pushed back on the remarks, calling herself a "master legislator" and saying she believes she is "worth the trouble" for the Democratic party.
“Yes or no answer?” anchor Poppy Harlow asked. “Is this leadership — Pelosi, Schumer — the leadership to do that [win Congress in 2018]?"
“Poppy, I really like you, I don’t think that’s a good question,” Emanuel responded.
“I know you don’t like the question, but yes or no?” the host asked again.
“Yes, it’s a fine leadership,” the mayor said finally. “I don’t think it’s really a question that’s relevant. It’s relevant in the Washington corridor, it’s not a question relevant in the suburban districts across the country.”
“I guess I’m gonna have to let that answer sit for what it is,” Harlow concluded.