October 21, 2017
Women are like Jews.
Always this “muh oppression.”
Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi says she was ready to vacate her House leadership position if Hillary Clinton had become president, but sees that loss as a personal mandate to instead stay on as the “only woman at the table.”
Despite facing direct challenges and calls to step down from her role as House minority leader, Pelosi (California) said, “I have to stay,” during an interview on ABC’s ‘The View’ on Friday.
Pelosi had been describing meeting with President Donald Trump and members of his cabinet, alongside her Senate counterpart Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (New York). That bipartisan meeting last month ended up stirring feelings of betrayal among contingents from both parties, when Pelosi and Schumer announced a deal had been struck on immigration that excluded the president’s border wall.
“Some of the cabinet members at the table, I was the only woman at the table, and that’s why I have to stay there, to be one of the top women, top people, at the table,” she said to cheers from the TV studio audience.
“They asked a question,” she said of the cabinet members. “I was responding, and they all kept saying, well why aren’t we talking about this and why aren’t we—”
Pelosi then relayed that she told the table, “Does anybody listen when a woman speaks around here?”
The audience applauded, and then Pelosi clarified: “But the president was listening. I have to give him credit for that.”
Pelosi revealed that she has considered relinquishing her post, when she was asked about some of her colleagues wanting her to step aside to make way for “new blood” to lead Democrats in the House.
“I was ready to go if Hillary won, have a woman at the top of the table, protecting the Affordable Care Act, which is to me similar to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid,” Pelosi said
The reason people are trying to force her out is not because she’s a woman.
- She’s senile
- She is ineffectual and her entire agenda has failed
- She’s white
However, I expect her to rely heavily on the sexist card as they begin to try to force her out.