As her party lay in shambles around her, California Rep. Nancy Pelosi is celebrating her reappointment to another term as the Democratic Party’s leader in the House.
In a recent interview about the direction she wants to see the party take under her continued leadership, the 76-year-old congresswoman insisted voters are not looking for change.
“I don’t think that people want a new direction,” Pelosi asserted. “Our values unify us. And our values are supporting working families. What we want is a better connection of our message to working families.”
Pelosi chalked the drubbing her party took in last month’s election up to the natural ebb and flow of partisan politics.
“We went up so high in 2006 and 2008,” she said, “and let me put that in perspective. When Clinton was elected, Republicans came in big in the next election.”