House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made waves when she told The Boston Globe that, despite pushback from some in her own party, she’s not going anywhere.
“We will win [control of the House]. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too,” she said.
Her confidence comes in spite of growing criticism, even from fellow Democrats, who say it’s time for new leadership in the party. Pelosi also told the Globe, “It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table,” adding, “I have no intention from walking away from that table.” It seems a lot of women feel the same way, with more female candidates running for Congress than ever before, according to Associated Press estimates.
Former chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party, Jennifer Nassour, and former communications director for Governor Deval Patrick, Jesse Mermell joined Jim Braude to discuss whether 2018 will be another year of the woman, as well as the future of Senator Stan Rosenberg, following a bipartisan ethics panel report.