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Pelosi: If We Win House, Dems Need to ‘Take a Punch, Throw a Punch’

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol September 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered questions on a range of topics, including congressional negotiations on a new continuing resolution. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Democrats have to be ready to “take a punch and throw a punch” once they retake Congress, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says.

In an audio clip posted by the Republican National Committee Monday, Pelosi makes the comments during a discussion with “Queer Eye” star and podcaster Jonathan Van Ness during the Bentzen Ball comedy festival in Washington, D.C.

She predicted Democrats would win back the House majority and make Congress more “transparent” and “bipartisan if possible.”

“[Democrats will] have legislation that meets [voters’] needs, identifies, connects with them so that they see where the Republicans are and where the Democrats are on that,” she said. 

“And to do so in a way that tries to have as much common ground as possible, bipartisanship, if possible, stand our ground like a rock if not and try to unify the country.”

“We are not them. We do not act the way they do,” she said of Republicans. “But I do think that when you are in the arena, and somebody throws a punch, you better be able to take a punch and throw a punch,” she declared.

The lawmaker made similar comments last week to “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.

“When we do win, we will have, as we open the new Congress, we will honor the vows of our founders, E pluribus unum, from many one,” she said at that time, the Washington Times reported. 

“It’s OK to disagree in the marketplace of ideas, that’s exciting, but it is also important to find solutions that unify and not divide.”

via www.newsmax.com


  1. With all your wealth, you can’t think of anything except your power hungry goals for you and your cronies. You don’t think we need our “crumbs”? Well, our “crumbs” are very important to us, but that is something your way of thinking will never understand.

  2. If Pelosi tries to throw a puch at Trump he will punch her back and not her teeth out! Now she will be held accountable for the resisting of everything. If the House does not accomplish anyhing other than trying to cause trouble the Republicans will win the House back by a landslide in 2020.

    • She hasn’t even assumed the gavel, and she’s already talking more violence. Of course I blame Speaker Ryan for a lot of this. Did you see him campaigning with ANY Republican ?

      • The violence created by the Democrats, they should be removed from office, before Jan 2019. Creating and promoting violence is a crime – and you will not be in charge until late January 2019, meanwhile be careful what you wish for, it can come back to you as well

  3. Can I throw a punch at the socialist Pelosi? Idiots voted her back into office when she is trying to destroy the country! I am tired of this crap! Maybe a revolution is in order!

  4. The GOP still has the Senate and the white house

    The Dems only have the house-and they will STILL kick the GOP’s ass. The GOP is gutless and that is why they lost the house, the PEOPLE cannot count on them to stand up and fight back.

  5. She is a total whack job. How does talk like this bring unity? They want a civil war. They have no intention of working together in a so called bipartisan way. It’s their way or the highway. I can’t even believe the whacks’s the people elected in some of these elections. Haven’t heard a decent thing out of their mouths since Trump was elected. She says they are going to act like the Republicans do. Well I hope so. Maybe we’ll have some civility. We don’t have antifa. Does that mean their going away?

  6. Madam Speaker wannabe-we already know what you and your party stand for; hence no Blue Wave as you expected. We know that you will do anything, tell any lie, bully anyone, intimidate, threaten and disrupt to maintain your power. You advised it yourself that if necessary to lie, Dems should do it to get elected. So, take your bows now, because 2020 is only two years away, and ma’am, with all due respect, you may find yourselves completely out in the cold-conservatives will remind people of the antics and rioting and damage you did…….but if the people want that kind of nonsense for their leaders, then they will reap the consequences of that decision. Have your fun, dear, and congratulations

  7. Of course she predicted it. Historically it always happens. Don’t understand exactly why but its insignificant. All they can really do is waste valuable time but in the end we still are the winners.

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