Pelosi still in the GOP bulls-eye
January 5th, 2011
01:53 PM ET
7 years ago

Pelosi still in the GOP bulls-eye

Washington (CNN) - She may not be the House Speaker anymore, but Nancy Pelosi still finds herself the target of congressional Republicans.

In a statement Wednesday afternoon, GOP Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, takes direct aim at Pelosi, who becomes the House Minority Leader.

"While Nancy Pelosi and her party apparently have yet to understand the message sent on Election Day, the American people have no regrets for soundly rejecting the job-killing policies that Democrats imposed the last four years," says Sessions, according to a prepared text of his comments released by the NRCC. "The more determined Nancy Pelosi is to fight efforts to create jobs and grow our economy, the more motivated voters will be to ensure that she never holds the Speaker's gavel again."

But a top House Democratic official is pushing back at Sessions and congressional Republicans.

"Republicans mistakenly belief they have a mandate for their special interest agenda," Jennifer Crider, deputy executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, tells CNN. "Republicans first priority is repealing health insurance reform and investigating the Administration, breaking their pledge to cut $100 billion from the budget, running against government funded health care and accepting it for themselves, hiring lobbyists to be their Chief of Staffs, and holding lavish fundraisers. Republicans have the middle class behind and gone Washington even before being sworn in."

The NRCC, among others on the GOP side, targeted Pelosi in its ads during the midterm election campaign season, tying vulnerable Democrats to the House Speaker.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Four and The Door

    "Republicans first priority is repealing health insurance reform ..."
    Actually, it is repealing ObamaCare so that real health care reform can be accomplished. We can do better than what Harry, Barry and Nancy crammed through under the guise of health care reform.

    January 5, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. cjr

    at least she does't cry! she is right where she should be – keep the every one in line.

    January 5, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  3. Patriots Salute the Flag! Traitors don't!!!

    To have listened to her speech this morning she rambled on and on without saying a word except one lie after another. She even mentioned how much money she had saved the U.S. Can you believe this ignorant woman. Only Obama exceeds her in ignorant statements. This woman would not bow out gracefully. She had to have a book to say with no substance. Thank the Lord she has vacated the Podium finally. Now it is time for the rest of us Tea Partiers to keep gaining recruits so we can finesh taken control of the Senate and the Oval Office.

    January 5, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. james Miller

    I`ve been around 67 yrs and in all that time I haven`t seen the shamefully childish degree and level of "hatred" as the Repubs openly demonstrate towards the Demos. ----- it`s shameful and almost childish. I expect to see fistfights break out on the floor of Congress.

    January 5, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. Sarah Palin does not speak for me in Ohio

    What job killing policies? Has Mr. Sessions read the new jobs report today? The Republicans will probably take credit for the improving economy. And if Ms. Pelosi were a man she would be given more credit for her accomplishments than she has as a woman. But then Rick Santorum is thinking of a Presidential run in 12 and the public should review his attitudes toward women!

    January 5, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  6. Dean

    Pelosi – it is time to forget her and get this country moving. Less government intervention, get rid of the fed and Bernanke and bring our jobs back home. America cannot survive being a nation of users, we must also produce something.

    January 5, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Sessions is puke warmed over. The nation will have enough of Boner in one week, and then the smell of the dead fish that came into leadership today will be sent packing in 2012.

    January 5, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Where can I find out about the health plan called Boner Care?

    January 5, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  9. Howard

    The Liberal trolls are out in force today ... They are schooled in Alinsky smear tactics, just like when they were accusing everybody of racism. These brain washed Obamatons lash out with vile insults whenever they loose ground, or whenever barack, nancy, eric, or harry get exposed for the traitors they are.

    January 5, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  10. GOP Taliban Victim

    Wow the right-wing base is still all excited about Pelosi. Keep serving up that red meat for your lunatic base.

    January 5, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Pete Sessions will always be the voice of Boo Boo Bear or Chicken Little. He is afraid of his own shadow.

    January 5, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  12. Patriots Salute the Flag! Traitors don't!!!

    Thank goodness that you have goals to punish this woman also add Reid and Obama on the table also. In two years they have dang near destroyed the U.S. we the People will not take anymore Liberal lies. This goes for the media who better straighten up their act also. This biased business better be left to the AAs for they know no better. If they did they would say something constructive instead of only coming out with their hate message toward Palin who has done nothing to them. THEY CAN'T EVEN FIND ANYTHING WRONG THAT THEIR MAN OBAMA WILL NOT EVEN SALUTE THE FLAG OF THE U.S. THIS IS AN EMBARRASSMENT AND A DISGRACE THAT WE HAVE A CONGRESS THAT ALLOWS THIS TO HAPPEN. IMPEACH THIS WHATEVER HE IS NOW.

    January 5, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. Vet in TX

    She was the red herring the RNC was pushing because they have to have a bad guy, everyone running for office will have a bad guy even if that person really isn't that bad. Eventually the GOP will shoot itself in the foot with all these empty promises and bumper sticker slogans they've been yelling since they lost. in 2 years, they will have sealed their fate and will have to re-reinvent themselves with some other racially motivated group funded by the GOP powers that be. I hope that the tea party is as quick to jump on them I know they won't because they don't have a boogie man to blame anymore. Issa's witch hunt of hypocrisy will be their Waterloo, again your for fiscal responsibility until it's something you want, your only for smaller government when the Kenyan, socialist, communist, marxist, closet muslim, fake christian, community organizer does it, your only for cutting spending when it's not for you or your family (Bachmann/subsidies), and your only patriotic when there are funds to be made under the guise of helping the troops (who only get less than 30% of those raised funds), I can go on and on. I hate it for the republican constituents as they fall for it over and over again from people who have shown over and over that they don't care about you at every chance. At least Democrats let you know exactly what they are going to do and why, instead of telling you what you want to hear. If Obama did the same exact things Bush did, they would be trying to drag him out by his feet. Invade the wrong country with knowingly false information, hire people to high important position they are no where near qualified for, spend over half of your presidency on vacation, listen to all of your conversations, emails, and communications all under the guise of national security, I could go on and on with FACTS, not feelings, not emotions, but FACTS!

    January 5, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  14. militantdem

    Mr. Sesslons, you are a pathological are all Republicans. Revolution against Republican tyranny and treason!!

    January 5, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  15. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Wouldn't it be lovely if CNN Political Ticker would concentrate on this botoxed corruption as much as they do Sarah Palin. This toad has never apologized for calling me names or her thefts of funds from hard working American taxpayers. She should be indicted, convicted and jailed.

    January 5, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    Typical Republicans... Spiteful, hateful, vindictive, WRONG and dillusional. You creeps might want to clean your own house before you come into the People's House.

    January 5, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  17. JiminNM

    It's the end of the road for all Republican and Democrat Khazar puppets. Patriots will take back their government and drive the Khazars out.

    January 5, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  18. Lyle

    "the American people have no regrets for soundly rejecting the job-killing policies that Democrats imposed the last four years," says Sessions."
    I am not sure if there are degrees of idoicy, but with a comment like the one above, Mr. Sessions is certainly staking out a claim as a Grand Master. I cannot wait to see the non-jobkilling poicies advanced by GOP. Now is your chance, put up or shut up.

    January 5, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  19. Former Republican, but never again!

    Classless Republicans!

    January 5, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  20. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, is the gift that just keeps on giving! She is the poster child for failed leftist policies. Thanks to the Dems electing her minority leader of their pathetic leftist mob, she will continue to be the face of the DemocRAT Party.

    January 5, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. Denise

    Job killing policies were brought to us by the GOP. Everyone knows that.

    January 5, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  22. Rickster

    Republicans can't be blamed for continuing to take a few shots at Pelosi. After all, that nasty little woman and her brainless minions have done so much damage to the country it'll take years to undo it all.

    January 5, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  23. malcolm in St Louis

    The republicans think that by putting "job killing" in front of something they can disparage it. They really have a low opinion of the American public. The American public earned that but it is still distressing that they show that the repubs. show that arrogance when talking to us..

    January 5, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  24. AZ Dem

    Pelosi WILL be recieving that gavel back sooner than many think. Especially if Boehner thinks that capitulating to the Tea Party and the far right extremists is in his best interest. If he chooses to work with both sides and not be in the back pocket of the Conservative wing of his party MAYBE he will last longer than 2 years...BUT I don't see that happening any more than I see Pelosi stepping aside in this 112th Congress.

    January 5, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  25. kayla

    since they do not know how to govern, they do what they know best." ATTACK" it's all about power and money. well let the games begin.

    January 5, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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