House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she had planned to resign if Democrats had managed to elect Hillary Clinton and not Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president.
Pelosi, who was a main impetus behind instituting Obamacare in 2010, said she now feels a burden to battle Republican efforts to replace the health care law.
“If Hillary had won, I was ready to go home,” she said while attending a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington, D.C. Friday, reports Politico. “None of us thought Hillary would win. We all knew she would win.”
“It was really shocking that somebody like Donald Trump could be president of the United States. … But anyway, that motivated me to stay.”
Pelosi said she is presently deciding things “one day at a time.”
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House Republicans unveiled their hotly anticipated initiative to replace Obamacare on Monday.
Pelosi has since slammed the American Health Care Act legislation, saying it would cost millions of Americans their health care coverage.
“It will be the biggest transfer of wealth from low-income and middle-income people to wealthy people in our country,” she said on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday. “Show us the numbers as to how many people will be thrown off. It couldn’t be worse.”
Pelosi, who was House Speaker under the Obama administration, added, “If [Clinton] were there, then I would not worry about that.”
H/T: The Hill
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