WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi, who's likely to be the next House speaker, says Democrats running the chamber next year will make initial moves toward getting President Donald Trump's tax returns.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 13, 2018
— Wonkette (@Wonkette) December 14, 2018
… OK, we are saying a hyperbole, but she promises she will quit being speaker once she is 83. (83!) She is 78 right now, so basically she is saying she’ll be the boss of two more Congresses and then she will hand her gavel to somebody who’s ready on day one like a common Nancy Pelosi. (Presumably, this gives her a chance to finish grooming whomever is best suited to take her spot.)
See? Everybody wins. Also? LIKE A BOSS.
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) December 14, 2018
… Pelosi, 78, clinched the votes she needed late Wednesday after announcing support for a term limits deal that would allow her to serve as speaker for another four years. Seven dissident Democrats immediately said they would support her, paving the way for her election Jan. 3.
Former House majority leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) called it “a very typical performance by a really talented political figure.”
“The fact that she’s been speaker and will be speaker again is testimony to her enormous ability, her toughness, her off-the-charts work ethic, and her ability to interact with people and negotiate with people and come to a conclusion,” he said. “She works harder than any human being I’ve ever known.”…
You won’t have any sustained success in politics if you’re only looking out for yourself, and you can’t be trusted by your ostensible allies; e.g., Seth Moulton:https://t.co/P2zxAwsExm
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) December 14, 2018
… The six-week battle over the speaker’s chair was vintage Pelosi. Relying on a mix of pressure tactics she’d sharpened during three decades in Congress, Pelosi waited out her critics, wore them down and then threw them a bone as they looked for a way out.