Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters today she will “enthusiastically” embrace Crazy Bernie if he is the Democrat nominee.
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Speaker Pelosi: “Whoever the nominee is we will embrace enthusiastically.”
Pelosi added that Democrats will keep the House in 2020.
The Hill reported:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said she would be comfortable with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as the Democratic presidential nominee in November.
The congresswoman was asked the question as she was leaving a closed-door meeting in the House basement Wednesday morning.
She replied with one word: “Yes.”
Other congressional Democrats have balked at the idea of Sanders, a longtime independent and self-proclaimed democratic socialist, being the party’s nominee in the general election.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday also suggested that he would be comfortable with the Vermont senator as his party’s nominee.
“Look, the bottom line is very simple,” Schumer said Tuesday when asked about Sanders’s praise of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s literacy program.