She’s baaaaack: Pelosi flexes as Trump’s attention brings her out of the wilderness


“It’s unclear if Democrats will ever win enough seats to again propel House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to the speakership.

But at this moment, Pelosi may as well clasp the speaker’s gavel, for all intents and purposes.

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Republicans hold a 240-194 seat majority in the House of Representatives. Yet the GOP’s historically struggled to tackle nettlesome issues like funding disaster relief, lifting the debt ceiling and avoiding government shutdowns – often turning to Democrats on those vexing topics.

So it’s no surprise that on Wednesday morning, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declared they’d provide the necessary votes “for the Harvey aid package and a short-term debt limit increase of three months.”

Minutes later, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., characterized the Democrats’ offer as “unworkable” and argued it would “put in jeopardy” the hurricane response. But when Ryan, Pelosi, Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., trotted to the White House for a tete-a-tete with President Trump, the president sided with the Democrats.

Never in recent memory has the president of one party so politically humiliated the House speaker of the same party. Pelosi and Schumer exited the White House with everything they wanted.”

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