Nancy Pelosi Accuses NBC of Trying to ‘Undermine’ Her Chances of Getting Back Speaker’s Gavel

During an interview on MSNBC’s AM Joy on Sunday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pointed fingers at NBC for “undermining” her chance of getting back the Speaker’s gavel if Democrats take the House in November. Earlier this week, NBC published an article citing 51 Democrats who would not support Pelosi for House Speaker. According to NBC:
As Democrats battle to retake control of Congress in November, their leader — Nancy Pelosi — could also be facing a coming fight of her own. Fifty Democrats running for the House say they won’t support the California lawmaker for speaker, according to an NBC News survey of candidates and their public statements. At least 42 of the party’s nominees for House seats have declared they will not back Pelosi and nine incumbent Democratic lawmakers are on the record opposing her, bringing the total to 51.

Speaking with guest host Jonathan Capehart, Pelosi off by claiming she didn’t take much stock in the list, as reported by NBC. “First of all, I know NBC has been on a jag as one of their priorities to undermine my prospects as speaker,” Pelosi said. She then said that she knows better than anyone how important the upcoming election is because “I see up close and personal what the Republicans and this president are doing.” Watch above, via MSNBC [image via screengrab]  

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