Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pelosi Confident on Health Care Bill

I'm not the biggest fan of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but she's one of the few backing up Obama. I'm tired of seeing the democrats vying for power among themselves.
CNN's John King interviewed Nancy Pelosi for State of the Union, which will air tomorrow.
“It’s the Speaker’s job sometimes,” King told Pelosi, “to referee disputes within the family. Are you worried your family is coming apart on this and that you might not have the votes on the floor?”

“Absolutely, positively not,” Pelosi responded. “When I take this bill to the floor, it will win.”

Pelosi also weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Junior, calling it “an unfortunate incident.”

She said, “With all due respect to the police officer involved, and the professor, who was affected by it, it didn’t turn out the way it should have.”

Pelosi also refused to be critical of President Obama who initially said during a primetime press conference Wednesday that the police who arrested Gates had “acted stupidly.”

“I think that the president of the United States has great respect for those who — public safety is our first responsibility as elected officials, public safety and the national security of our country,” Pelosi said of Obama. “Nobody carries that burden greater — in a greater way than the president of the United States,” the Speaker added. Read the whole thing at CNN