Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a warning to America and a wake-up call to the Republican Party by declaring that Democrats have “absolutely every intention” of holding onto power after the midterm elections.
Pelosi made the comments during a speech in Denver on Wednesday.
Amid tightening polls and the Democrats pulling off two upset wins in special elections, Pelosi says she is confident she will keep her job.
Pelosi and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) held a press conference in Lafayette, CO on Wednesday.
During the presser, Pelosi predicted the seemingly impossible: That the Democrats would hold the House after the midterms.
The most recent numbers show the Republicans winning 16 seats.
However, the numbers were double that just a few months ago.
A reporter asked: “In regards to the 7th and 8th Congressional Districts, how closely have you been following those races and how confident are you that Democrats will keep the House?
“I think the question was around the Eighth Congressional District and sort of prognosticating about the fortunes in the election,” Congressman Neguse replied.
“And I guess I would just, again, echo what the Speaker mentioned previously, which is candidates matter, and having talented individuals who have a record of distinguished public service to our state.
“I believe that, ultimately, they are going to prevail in terms of both Representative Caraveo and Senator Pettersen.”
“I know we’re not here in a political venue,” Speaker Pelosi added.
“So, I hesitate to go too far down the path.
“But you asked, two of you asked.
“And we have absolutely every intention of holding the House,” Pelosi declared.
“And the path to that victory comes right through Colorado, and having two women – with all due respect.
“Our Caucus is over 70 percent women, people of color, LGBTQ.
“We’re very proud of that,” she said.
“And Colorado continues to enhance our numbers in that regard.
“The leadership of Joe Neguse, very important.
“He’s a member of the House Democratic leadership.
“I wanted to be sure you knew that, in addition to being a great Representative of his District.
“But we want the best for him,” she said.
“And that means serving in the Majority, which we fully intend to do.”
NEW @CookPolitical House ratings: if the 32 Toss Ups were to split evenly, Republicans would net 16 seats – roughly in the middle of our 10-20 seat range. https://t.co/mAdCOttOtp pic.twitter.com/uNwvcyqYJs
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) September 1, 2022