If you thought House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) would be ruthless in accomplishing her agenda, you might not be wrong according to her daughter Alexandra.
After Democrats won the House in 2018, Pelosi became poised to challenge President Donald Trump and Republicans on a number of high-profile issues like immigration and the Russia investigation.
While appearing on CNN on Wednesday, Alexandra Pelosi gave a graphic description of how her mother would deal with people like the president.
“How does she approach meetings with President Trump, a, and just what are your feelings about this person who you know quite well becoming Speaker of the House for a second time?” CNN host John Berman asked Pelosi’s daughter.
Alexandra, a documentary filmmaker, went on to portray her mother as a fierce legislator who took no prisoners in her political battles.
“She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding,” she told CNN. “That’s all you need to know about her.”
Watch her comments below:
“She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.”
Nancy Pelosi’s daughter says the likely incoming House speaker knows how to handle meetings with President Trump, having “endured” multiple presidents during her time in Washington. https://t.co/c4GXWRmlki pic.twitter.com/YAAm2Jy7zD
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After Berman laughed, Alexandra described her mother as an experienced politician who should make people feel comfortable that someone like her is leading in Washington D.C.:
“No one ever won betting against Nancy Pelosi. She’s persevered. You gotta give her credit — no matter what you think of her — you have to give her credit because — think about it — think about all those presidents she’s endured, right? She [dealt with] the Bush, the Bush, the Clinton. You know, she’s been through it all. So, she’s been around. This is not her first rodeo as your friend George Bush would say. So, she knows what she’s doing and that should make you sleep at night — knowing that at least somebody in this town knows what they’re doing.”
Her comments came as her mother and the president faced off over controversial border wall funding which prompted a government shutdown beginning in December. Pelosi’s chamber will reportedly vote on a funding measure but it likely won’t go far given the Senate’s reluctance to approve anything the president would veto.