Pelosi touts Dems’ economic plans, warning midterms ‘will be decided at the kitchen table’ as she leaves office
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Sunday called the upcoming elections – and the upcoming midterms – “our chance to take back our government, and we are going to do it.”
She also said the upcoming elections and the midterm elections would decide whether Republicans “have a majority or not.”
Pelosi, D-Calif., was the first woman to lead the Democratic Party to its best showing since 1948, becoming the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives after the Democrats won the House majority in 2018. She said she planned to continue fighting for progressive policies that will improve Americans’ lives.
“We’ve got to give our country a chance to work again. We have come too far to let someone other than you take credit for that,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi, who is often thought a Democratic favorite in the midterm elections, has acknowledged that the midterms are “very difficult” and said that “there will be no happy ending” for the Democrats.
“Midterms are coming,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “They will decide whether we have a majority or not.”
Pelosi said there were two ways to look at the midterms, but emphasized the first: “That is our chance to take back our government, and we are going to do it.”
She also said midterms would focus voters on the issues they care about, such as the economy, health care, climate change, education and the need to protect the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions.
“It’s up to all of us to look at what the candidates will do for the people we represent, and the people who we’re running against,” she said. “And we are going to do it without fear because we have a president who is doing exactly what I said he was going to do.”
While the party has not won a midterm election since 1994, Democrats believe they can turn it around and hope they can win in 2019.
“We don’t look at the midterm elections as a lost cause. If there are three or four in this cycle, they might be, too,” Pelosi said Sunday. “But it’s not lost yet.”
She also said Democrats were working