May 20th, 2009
10:09 AM ET
5 years ago

California GOP chair on Pelosi: 'We love her'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week that she was misled by the CIA about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week that she was misled by the CIA about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques.

OXON HILL, Maryland (CNN) – Newt Gingrich might want Nancy Pelosi to be replaced as Speaker of the House, but the Republican party chairman in Pelosi’s home state of California wants her stick around for just a little while longer.

“She helps me raise so much money on the phone and mail,” California GOP chairman Ron Nehring said Tuesday at a gathering of the Republican National Committee. “We love her.”

“We don’t like Harry Reid because nobody knows who he is,” he chuckled. “But we love Nancy Pelosi, because when you’re one of these Democrat leaders and your negatives are almost twice what your positives are, that’s just wonderful, wonderful news. It’s a great gift for us.”

According to a CNN poll released Monday, nearly half of all Americans - 48 percent - disapprove of how the California Democrat she is handling her job as Speaker of the House, while 39 percent approve of her performance.

Nehring said Pelosi should hang around until the next election.

“She should remain Speaker for every single day in 2010,” he said.


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soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. Joker1956

    Stop Lying OBAMI ! You don't even know what your talking about! Typical PugNOse.

    May 20, 2009 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. KLK

    And liberals love:

    Newt, Cheney, Rush, Cantor, Boehner, Steele, Palin, Bachman, Beck, Hannity, ............................................

    May 20, 2009 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. Greg

    This is obviously a conspiracy instigated by the GOP; the GOP has decided to create problems in the Democratic party because it can't fix its own problems.

    May 20, 2009 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  4. Jeff Fyke

    Pelosi needs to go. The Democrats have a lot more to gain from her resignation than the Republicans.

    May 20, 2009 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  5. Bill ~ Down on the Bayou

    Zac, Atlanta

    Either you didn't read the article or your comprehension skills are in the area of minus 70%

    May 20, 2009 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  6. Don

    Even as a Dem, I say it is time to remove Pelosi. If she had not said impeachment of Dubya was off the table, I might feel differently. Nope, a Dubya supporter.........Gotta Go........Gotta Go!!!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  7. Claudia in Houson

    Republicans and Newt Gingrich are a bunch of cowards. They were too afraid of Bush and Cheney to speak up for their country and ask them to resign after misleading our country to war but they will go after a woman. Cowards.

    May 20, 2009 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  8. Shadysider

    I agree with some others on this board. She blew it when she failed to try to instigate impeachment proceedings.

    May 20, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
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