22. October 2013 16:55
PELOSI . POLITICS
Nancy Pelosi isn’t going anywhere.
While many thought the California Democrat would step down as House minority leader after this Congress, Pelosi confidants now believe she will remain atop House leadership through 2016 and maybe even longer.
Pelosi herself won’t tip her hand about her plans. But she doesn’t appear to be contemplating retirement.
“I’m not here on a shift. I’m here on a mission — and when my work is done, that’s when I will leave,” Pelosi said in a recent interview with POLITICO.
Pelosi declared the main reason she chose to stay put the past two years is to see Obamacare, which she had a strong hand in crafting and pushing through Congress, implemented successfully. Pelosi, like other Democrats, has publicly complained about the disastrous online rollout of the program, but she remains convinced it will turn out well in the long run.
“I didn’t expect to be here this long, and I’m not trying to break any longevity records, that’s for sure,” Pelosi added. “One thing leads to another. You make a judgment as you go along.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that Democrats will not consider making any changes to Obamacare.
She said lawmakers may consider amending the bill — but only after it’s been implemented.
“None of these suggestions [are] acceptable,” Pelosi said in reference to Republican efforts to delay the law’s individual mandate for one year.
“After we open government and a plan is in place — any law that a Congress makes, a Congress can make another law and so bring your ideas forward. But not, with government shut down and before the plan is even in effect, are they going to make changes,” she said. “We’ll see how it works — [we're] open to other suggestions, but not shutting down the government unless you have your way, before the bill is implemented.”
Pelosi said Republicans have a secret motive for wanting to attack President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
“[W]hat they’re trying to get to, you know, is Medicare and the rest of that under the guise of the Affordable Care Act,” Pelosi said. “So be very careful about the facade that they put on this health issue, because what we’re concerned about is where they go next on that subject.”
Source: TheBlaze.com, Washington Examiner