'Put Her Back in That Chair': Republican Strategist Says 'Speaker Pelosi' in GOP's Best Interest
'Never Nancy' revolt brewing.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed confidence that she will be elected House Speaker when Democrats retake the House, and Republican strategist Chris Wilson hopes she's right.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) has seen a growing number of Democrats oppose her bid for the speakership, with at least 17 House Democrats, including incumbents and incoming members, signing on to a document saying they will not support Pelosi.
On Wednesday, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said she is contemplating running for speaker. Asked about a potential challenge from Fudge during a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, Pelosi replied, “Come on in, the water’s warm.”
On "Fox & Friends" Friday, Wilson, a former campaign pollster for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), said it is "certainly" in the Republican Party's best interest to have Pelosi serve as speaker.
He said that President Trump understands that, noting that he has endorsed Pelosi and said she "deserves" to be speaker.
In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
"She reminds the American people why they don't like politics. She reminds them why they don't like Democrats, quite frankly," Wilson said. "The best thing in the world for Republicans is to have her in that role."
He pointed out that Trump also said last week that Republicans would help Pelosi if she didn’t have enough support from Democrats.
"Republicans are not going to have a speaker of the House. So why not try and ... put her back in that chair?"
Watch the "Fox & Friends" segment above.