Pelosi: Future as Speaker 'Unimportant,' Dems Focused on 'Better Deal for Americans'
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether she'll run for speaker if Democrats win back the House in 2018.
"That's so unimportant," she told Chris Wallace. "What is important is that we have a lively debate on a better deal, better pay, better jobs and a better future. And that's what we look forward to having."
Democrats unveiled their new agenda last week, the "Better Deal" initiative.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a rare criticism of his party last week that they should stop blaming outside forces for Hillary Clinton's election loss.
“When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things -- Comey, Russia -- you blame yourself,” the New York senator told the Washington Post. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck Schumer just stated that "Democrats should blame ourselves,not Russia."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
Clinton herself originally said she would accept “absolute personal responsibility” for the surprise loss, but when she emerged on the public scene again she continued to blame fired FBI Director James Comey and Russia.
So far, Democrats have suffered a string of losses in special congressional elections since Trump won in November.
UPDATE: A previous version of this article stated that Pelosi referred to the midterm elections as "so unimportant." Rep. Pelosi's office clarified that she was speaking only about her future as speaker if Democrats were to win the House.