Nancy Pelosi: 'I Never Intended to Run for Congress’

By CNSNews.com Staff | April 20, 2022 | 11:54am EDT
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(CNSNews.com)- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calf.) spoke on Monday at the University of California at Berkeley in a conversation with former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D.-Calif.) and during that conversation asserted that she had never “intended to run for Congress.”

“I never intended to run for Congress and I certainly never intended to run for leadership,” Pelosi said. “But, when the opportunity came, I was ready. So, I was very policy and legislative oriented. So, I knew my brief there as speaker.”

Pelosi went on to say that she had been deemed a hero for various moments when she mocked President Donald Trump.

“You work so hard. You pass the Affordable Care Act. You pass things—all these bills,” said Pelosi. “You tear up a speech, you’re a hero. You give him one of these [clapping her hands], you’re a hero.”

Boxer referred to various actions Pelosi took in dealing with Trump as “iconic moments.”

“I love those moments, those iconic moments,” said Boxer.

Here is a transcript of part of the conversation between Boxer and Pelosi:

Barbara Boxer: “Remember the time when she was sitting behind the guy with the orangish hair and she took his speech and she went woooom like that? [Acts like she is tearing a printed speech in half.] Wooo! And she didn’t have to say one word, not one word.”

Nancy Pelosi: “Well, let me just say on that score. Here you are—I never intended to run for Congress and I certainly never intended to run for leadership. But, when the opportunity came, I was ready. So, I was very policy and legislative oriented. So, I knew my brief there as speaker. You work so hard. You pass the Affordable Care Act. You pass things—all these bills. You tear up a speech, you’re a hero. You give him one of these [clapping her hands], you’re a hero. You point at him—in that picture when I’m pointing to him, in that picture I’m saying: With you Mr. President, all roads lead to Putin. That’s what that picture is about. That’s why I said: I’m leaving this meeting, because with you all roads lead to Putin. Oh, my God. And I think, what about all the legislation. But, anyway.”

Boxer: “I love those moments, those iconic moments.”

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