Pelosi Stands Her Ground, Says She Won’t Leave Her Leadership Role

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 1: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looks on during a bill signing event at John Jay College, May 1, 2018 in New York City. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill ensuring domestic abusers are prohibited from possessing handguns and long guns in New York State. The bill also prohibits anyone with an outstanding warrant, felony, or other serious offenses from receiving or renewing a firearm license. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 1: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looks on during a bill signing event at John Jay College, May 1, 2018 in New York City. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill ensuring domestic a... NEW YORK, NY - MAY 1: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looks on during a bill signing event at John Jay College, May 1, 2018 in New York City. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill ensuring domestic abusers are prohibited from possessing handguns and long guns in New York State. The bill also prohibits anyone with an outstanding warrant, felony, or other serious offenses from receiving or renewing a firearm license. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi is the chief villain of Republican campaign ads. The leader some Democrats promise to vote against. The subject of much speculation that her grip on power is coming to an end.

Nevertheless, she says she’s not going anywhere — and certainly not while President Donald Trump is in the White House.

Pushing back on those who say her leadership position is in jeopardy, Pelosi all but dared her doubters to envision any other House Democrat sitting across the table to negotiate with Trump.

Pelosi said in an interview with The Associated Press — quote — “I have a following in the country that’s unsurpassed by anybody, unless they’re running for president.”

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