After an Trump hour and twenty min press conference an hour ago….
Nancy Pelosi, the incoming Democratic Speaker of the House held hers….
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is holding a press conference Wednesday after Democrats recaptured the House in the midterm elections Tuesday night.
At the conference, Pelosi discussed the gains in the House and in Democratic governorships, and called the day after the election was “great day for America.”
“The biggest winner yesterday was health care for the American people, for our seniors, and for American families,” Pelosi said. While President Trump and Republicans had pivoted to focusing on immigration in the final weeks of the campaign, Democrats stuck firmly to health care-related talking points. “We won because from the beginning we focused on health care,” she said.
She also reiterated that she was willing to work on a bipartisan basis with Mr. Trump. “I worked very productively with President Bush when we had the majority and he had the presidency,” she said, referring to the first time she became House speaker, in 2006.
Pelosi addressed potential Democratic investigations into Mr. Trump’s personal finances and his administration, declining to take a hard stance on the issue. She said that the House has “a constitutional responsibility to have oversight,” but that the Democrats would not have any “scattershot freelancing” in terms of conducting investigations.
“When we go down any of these paths, we’ll know what we’re doing, and we’ll do it right,” she said, adding that Democrats would look to “unify the country.”
Even though several Democratic candidates have said that they would not vote for Pelosi as speaker, she said that she was confident that she would be elected speaker. She has previously suggested that she could be a “transitional” speaker.
“It’s not about what you have done, it’s about what you can do. And I think I’m the best person to go forward to unify, to negotiate,” she said.
Pelosi told supporters in Washington late Tuesday that Democrats would use their majority to focus on issues like health care and draining the “swamp” of special interests and dark money….