House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif) verbally assaulted mainstream media outlet NBC News Sunday morning when she appeared on AM Joy on NBC’s sister network MSNBC.
Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, who guest hosted for Joy Reid for the morning program, asked Pelosi if she would consider allowing another Democrat to take over as leader in the House, reported the Washington Free Beacon. In her response, Pelosi went straight to attacking NBC’s journalistic practices.
"First of all, I know NBC has been on a jag, this is one of their priorities to undermine my prospects as speaker," responded Pelosi.
On Friday, NBC reported that over 50 Democrats are opposing Pelosi for Speaker, including nine incumbents. “At least 42 of the party's nominees for House seats have declared they will not back Pelosi and nine incumbent Democratic lawmakers are on the record opposing her, bringing the total to 51,” reported NBC News.
Pelosi went on to explain why she is the best person for the job if Democrats retake the House in November, claiming the Republicans are focusing their attacks on her because they fear her.
Pelosi followed up on her MSNBC interview on Twitter.
.@HouseDemocrats are #ForThePeople. That means having lower health care costs, reducing the cost of prescription drugs, building the infrastructure of America, creating good-paying jobs. We are for making govt work by reducing the role of dark money in politics. #AMJoy— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 12, 2018
Trump's cabinet & the rest and effort that #CultureOfCorruption, cronyism & incompetence stand in the way of stopping the pollution of air, in fact, promoting it... There's a real clarity now in the obstacle that their #CultureOfCorruption is doing to impede better policy. #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/Li255mDdPk— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 12, 2018
We [@HouseDemocrats] talk about lowering costs, increasing pay and making government work, there's a direct relationship between reducing the role of that dark money in politics & improving the policy for the American people. #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/T52sybfVE6— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 12, 2018
"I do not think our opponents should select the leaders of our party. The Republicans are spending millions, tens of millions of dollars against me because they're afraid of me…Because I out-raise them in the political arena, because I outsmart them at the negotiating table, and because I'm a woman who is going to be a seat at that table,” said Pelosi.
Capehart went on to ask Pelosi if she could see a situation where she would not seek the speakership, if Democrats win the majority. "That's the least important question of all, with all due respect…. an NBC question, I know, because that's a jag you all are on," Pelosi responded.
Pelosi followed up on her Sunday interview on Twitter Monday morning.
What is @HouseDemocrats' #ForThePeople Agenda?— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 13, 2018
?Lower health care costs & reduce the price of Rx drugs
?Raise wages & create good-paying jobs rebuilding America’s infrastructure
?Clean up corruption & reduce the role of dark money in politics pic.twitter.com/ri3vUhRpsk