Nancy Pelosi: San Francisco Salon Owes Me an Apology for “Setting Me Up”

Nancy Pelosi has accused a San Francisco salon of setting her up following criticism of her not wearing a mask indoors, in apparent violation of the city’s anti-Coronavirus measures.

The Speaker of the House lashed out eSalon and suggested they had tricked her. Footage of Pelosi not wearing a mask was first obtained by Fox News and the salon’s owner later spoke to the network’s Tucker Carlson. read more

Trump Asked Pelosi “Are You Really Going to Impeach Me?” in Phone Call Last Year

Donald Trump phoned Nancy Pelosi and asked her if she really intended to impeach him for pressuring the Ukrainian government to find dirt on Joe Biden.

That’s according to a new book by Washington Post journalists Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan. Trump on Trial reveals the President called the Speaker of the House on 24 September, 2019 – just before the impeachment inquiry began. read more

Biden, Pelosi and Schumer Slam Trump’s “Historic Failure” on Jobs Numbers

Joe Biden and the Democratic leadership in Congress have placed the blame for the latest unemployment figures squarely on Donald Trump. In separate statements, they harshly criticized the President’s response to the economic crisis.

The Speaker of the House and Senate Minority Leader issued a joint statement on Friday following the July jobs report. The U.S. has added 1.8 million jobs but has lost nearly 13 million jobs during the pandemic.

The latest jobs report shows that the economic recovery spurred by the investments Congress has passed is losing steam and more investments are still urgently needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people,” Pelosi and Schumer said.

“Millions of Americans are still hurting and yet, despite this reality, President Trump and Republicans appear ready to walk away from the negotiating table to do unworkable, weak and narrow executive orders that barely scratch the surface of what is needed to defeat the virus and help struggling Americans.”

The Biden campaign issued their own statement, making even more forceful comments about Trump’s handling of the economy.

Today’s jobs report shows just how far we have to go and why leadership matters,” Biden said in the statement.

“While I am grateful for the people who got their jobs back, my heart goes out to the more than 16 million workers who are without a job and a paycheck, and to their families who are without peace of mind. It did not have to be this bad.”

We are in a deeper economic hole than we should be because of Donald Trump’s historic failure to respond to the pandemic, and the pace of recovery has now slowed because of Trump’s continuing inability to come up with a plan to control the virus.”

Trump’s surrender to the pandemic has led to a resurgence of the virus and more economic pain and anxiety for millions of Americans,” Biden went on.

“After six months of a nation in crisis, he still has no plan to get us through.”

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Pelosi Rebukes Republicans for Delaying Vital Financial Relief

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took Republicans to task for delaying vital financial relief to everyone affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn for what you just described,” she told CNBC’s Jim Cramer. Pelosi added that she “hopes” President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to extend the nationwide eviction moratorium though she pointed out that things would only continue to get worse in the absence of adequate financial relief.

“If they extend the moratorium, people won’t have to pay their rent just yet, it will be pushed further down the road unless we get some money for them to compensate for what they have to get,” she said. “And that’s not just for the renters — that’s for the landlords. What good is it to the landlords if you have a moratorium until the end of the year for people to pay their rent unless there’s some money to help pay the rent?”

You can watch the clip of Pelosi’s interview below.

Can’t you find common ground with the GOP on doing something for minorities and the disenfranchised? @MadMoneyOnCNBC's @JimCramer asks.

“Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn for what you just described?” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says. read more

Nancy Pelosi Says She Doesn’t Have Confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx

Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have confidence in a senior member of the White House Coronavirus task force. She’s accused the Trump administration of spreading misinformation.

The Speaker of the House told ABC over the weekend that Dr. Deborah Birx did not enjoy her confidence because of the false information that President Donald Trump has been spreading.

She also said Trump officials weren’t being realistic about fighting the virus.

“When you … reduce the spread, you can open up the schools, when you reduce the rate of infection in a community,” she said.

“But until you do that, you have to be very careful.”

Watch the video:

JUST IN: “I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee so, I don’t have confidence there, no,” Speaker Pelosi tells @MarthaRaddatz when asked is she has confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx. read more

Pelosi Raises Record-Breaking $39.5 Million for Democrats as Election Approaches

Nancy Pelosi had a record-breaking funding haul for the Democrats in the second quarter of 2020. The numbers are significant with less than 100 days to go before the election.

The Speaker of the House raised $39.5 million in Q2, with $29.3 million going directly to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which works to get Democrats elected.

Pelosi has been a highly successful fundraiser for the party this year, raising $162.9 million to the end of June, 2020. Democrats are adding to their war chest as they attempt to keep the House.

Jorge Aguilar, Executive Director of Nancy Pelosi for Congress explained the importance of the second quarter numbers and took a swipe at President Donald Trump.

“Speaker Pelosi’s outstanding fundraising haul is a direct reflection of the grassroots excitement to Hold the House, take back the Senate and elect Joe Biden as President of the United States,” Aguilar said in a statement seen by PoliticusUSA.

“From mishandling the coronavirus crisis to trying to destroy the Americans’ health care – the people are witnessing the colossal failure the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans have been.”

“Our country has had enough,” he said.

The fundraising figures come as the Trump campaign suspends much of its TV, radio and online advertising amid a “review” of strategy following the demotion of campaign manager Brad Parscale.

Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is pouring money into battleground states Trump won in 2016 and outspending the President in Michigan, where his reelection campaign appears to have no current ad buys.

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Nancy Pelosi: Despicable William Barr Was “Like a Blob”

When the Democrats took back the House in 2018, they promised that they would hold the Trump administration accountable for their actions. This promise was on full display on Tuesday when the House Judiciary Committee called William Barr to testify.

The Attorney General spent much of his time squirming. He was rude and combative and did little to answer any of the questions being asked of him. When asked about his performance by MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Nancy Pelosi described it as “despicable.”

The bad feelings between the two started back on July 17th. Barr took issue with the Speaker referring to the federal agents deployed to Seattle and Portland as stormtroopers. She tweeted:

“Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti. These are not the actions of a democratic republic. The Department of Homeland Security’s actions in Portland undermine its mission. Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped.”

Unidentified stormtroopers. Unmarked cars. Kidnapping protesters and causing severe injuries in response to graffiti.

These are not the actions of a democratic republic.@DHSgov’s actions in Portland undermine its mission.

Trump & his stormtroopers must be stopped. read more