Pelosi lays out vision of competent governance for nation, a welcome salve at a critical time
Donald Trump and Republicans spent the past two years governing in a vacuum of competence and leadership. On Wednesday, likely Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a message: That ends right here, right now.
“When we go down any of these paths, we know what we’re doing and we’ll do it right,” Pelosi said of investigating Trump.
But her response regarding Democratic oversight was the overarching theme of the press conference she gave literally moments after Trump finished a 90-minute blathering bender of a press conference from the White House’s East Room.
Predictably, Pelosi said Democrats’ first three legislative priorities would be lowering health care costs, creating jobs through an infrastructure plan, and cleaning up corruption in Washington. This was the governing platform Democrats ran on, and now they plan to deliver.
“Health care was on the ballot, and health care won,” she said.
“We want to create jobs from sea to shining sea,” she said.
She promised to “clean up corruption to make America work for the people’s interests, not the special interests.”
Pelosi also pledged to “insist upon openness and transparency” in the governing process so Americans can see “the impact of legislation on their lives.” She also welcomed bipartisanship, noting that she found ways to work with George W. Bush in 2006 when Democrats reclaimed control of the House during his presidency.
“We believe we have the responsibility to seek common ground where we can,” Pelosi offered.
What Pelosi delivered was a master class in governance. After running on a completely clear agenda with meticulous message discipline, House Democrats plan to do exactly what they said they would do and they plan to do it openly and transparently.
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