Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to accept any responsibility for House Democrats losing congressional seats in the November election as a result of lackluster down-ballot performance in key races. In fact, when asked by a reporter whether she would accept responsibility for the losses, she took the exact opposite stance.
“I take credit for winning a majority and holding the House,” said Pelosi, who also stopped herself mid-word from saying she took “responsibility” instead of “credit,” presumably for the down-ballot races that Congressional Democrats did manage to win.
Earlier in the press conference, Pelosi also seemed to suggest that she never predicted House Democrats would gain seats rather than lose them, remarking: “I’m very proud. I knew it was hard, in terms of what we did for — I never said that we were going to pick — all these pollsters did and that’s another question about the polling and the rest and the overestimation of what could be