House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi set off alarm bells throughout Democratic circles Thursday, confirming her plans to run for Speaker of the House should her party retake control of Congress after the 2018 midterms.
Pelosi’s comments were warmly received by Republicans across the country heading into the elections; with GOP strategists planning to tie their opponents to the unpopular Democrat as American voters head to the polls.
“We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” Pelosi told the Boston Globe this week.
“It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense,” she added, referencing the top positions in Congress and the White House. “I have no intention of walking away from that table.”
“She is the most unpopular politician in every single competitive district in the country,” said a spokesperson for the National Republican Congressional Committee, who welcomed the news of her run for Speaker of the House.
Read the full story at the Boston Globe.