Pelosi admits Dems need ‘new blood,’ but vows to stay through Trump administration

Pelosi admits Dems need ‘new blood,’ but vows to stay through Trump administration

[Ed. – This news must come as a relief to Dems everywhere.]

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi conceded during a Friday interview with CNN that her party’s aging leadership is in need of “new blood,” but asserted that she would remain in office until the conclusion of the Trump presidency.

“I do agree that it’s time for new blood and we should move on, and if Hillary Clinton had won and the Affordable Care Act was protected — I feel very proprietary about that — I was happy to go my way,” Pelosi told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview set to air Monday night on CNN International and PBS.

The House minority leader, who’s been criticized by younger members of the caucus for her reluctance to relinquish her leadership position, emphasized the importance of maintaining a female presence at the legislative negotiating table.

“To have no woman at the table and to have the Affordable Care Act at risk, I said, ‘As long as [Trump’s] here, I’m here,’” she added. “If the election were held today, we would win overwhelmingly and women would lead the way. We have so many excellent women candidates from women across the country.” …

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