Pelosi shrugs off concerns of thin House majority: 'We have a president of the United States'

Pelosi shrugs off concerns of thin House majority: 'We have a president of the United States'


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she has no concerns about governing with a thin majority, pointing to presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden as a key element to boost Democrats’ leverage in the House.

Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, acknowledged that her party lost key incumbents on election night, but said the increased Republican presence won’t change her approach to putting legislation on the floor.

“We had a very big win in the last election,” she told reporters at her weekly press conference. “It is smaller [now] … but we still have the power of the majority. But on top of that, our leverage and our power is greatly enhanced by having a Democratic president in the White House, especially Joe Biden.

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“We have a president of the United States. That is so very important. And whether you’re in the minority or majority if the president is of your party, you have more power,” she added.

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