'Pelosi Brings the Bucks': McDowell Says Dems 'Can't Say No' to Presumptive House Speaker
The "Outnumbered" panel on Friday reacted to a report that some House Democrats are discussing a "support system" for incoming Democratic members who have pledged not to support Rep. Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker.
Pelosi (D-Calif.), who officially announced Wednesday that she will run for Speaker, said on CNN that she is "100-percent" confident she will get the role she held from 2007 to 2011, despite growing calls in the caucus for new leadership.
Daily Caller editor-in-chief Christopher Bedford said many Democrats campaign on "fighting Nancy Pelosi," but when they actually get to Washington, D.C., "she's in charge."
He said if they don't want to get "bullied," it makes sense to stick together like the House Freedom Caucus has.
Dagen McDowell said it all comes down to money, and Pelosi is a prolific fundraiser.
"These Democratic candidates raised probably a billion dollars this cycle, and that's almost 50 percent more than the Republicans raised," McDowell pointed out.
"At the end of the day, Nancy Pelosi brings the bucks. And they can't say no to that."
Watch the "Outnumbered" discussion above.