Nancy Pelosi Pt. 1

  • Aired:  07/21/14
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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi talks about the Democrats' "Middle Class Jumpstart" agenda and the legislative victories achieved during her tenure as Speaker of the House. (4:30)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY,MY GUEST TONIGHT SPENT

FOUR YEARS AS SPEAKER OFTHE HOUSE MAKING HER THE

HIGHEST RANKING FEMALEPOLITICIAN IN AMERICAN HISTORY,

SORRY QUEEN LATIFAH,PLEASE WELCOME CONGRESSWOMAN

NANCY PELOSI!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)CONGRESSWOMAN, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US THANKSFOR BEING BACK.

IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE AFORMIDABLE ADVERSARY TO BE

TALKING TO ACROSSED TABLE.

ALL RIGHT?

WE MEET AGAIN, MY OLDNEMESIS.

>> HELLO MY FRIEND.

>> Stephen: HELLO.

WE'RE NOT SO DIFFERENT, YOUAND I.

WE BOTH HAVE OUR AGENDAS.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE LASTONE YOU TRIED TO PUSH ON MY

SHOW.

THE LAST TIME YOU WERE HEREWE CAME TO A MEETING OF THE

MINDS, YOU HAD SOMETHINGCALLED THE DISCLOSE AGO

WHERE YOU WOULD TRY TO GETPOLITICIANS TO DISCLOSE ALL

THE DONATIONS TO THEIR-- TOTHEIR ASSOCIATIVE PACS OR

501 C 4s.

IN RETURN I SAID I WOULDHELP YOU IF YOU WOULD GET

MORE PEOPLE MORE MEMBERS OFCONGRESS TO BE PART OF MY

BETTER KNOW A DISTRICTSERIES.

I UPHELD MY END OF THEBARGAIN, YOU UPHELD YOUR END

OF THE BARGAIN.

WE PROVED PEOPLE COULD DOTHINGS ACROSS THE AISLE.

>> THERE WE GO.

ACROSS THE AISLE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WHAT ARE YOU

PUSHING TONIGHT?

WHAT NEFARIOUS-- (LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: NORTHERNCALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO

VALUE ARE YOU PUSHING?

ON THE NATION TONIGHT?

>> TONIGHT I'M PUSHING OURAGENDA OF THE MIDDLE CLASS JUMP

START. THE HEART OF IT IS WHENWOMEN SUCCEED AMERICA SUCCEEDS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)OK NO OFFENSE, MADAM,

LISTEN, NO OFFENSE BUT THATIS IMPLYING THAT WOMEN ARE

THE MIDDLE CLASS.

WHAT ABOUT THE MEN IN THEMIDDLE CLASS.

HAVEN'T YOU JUSTEMASCULATED THEM.

>> NO, WE'RE GETTING TOTHAT.

BUT WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS THEBEST THING WE CAN DO TO GROW

OUR MIDDLE CLASS IS TO UNLEASHTHE POWER OF WOMEN.

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK.

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGEAFFORDABLE CHILD CARE.

GOING ON, INVEST INEDUCATION TO KEEP AMERICA

NUMBER ONE, AND THIRD KEEPJOBS HERE IN THE U.S. WITH

GOOD TAX POLICY INSTEAD OFSENDING THEM OVERSEAS

AND BUILD ROADS, BRIDGESAND INFRASTRUCTURE BROADBAND IN

OUR COUNTRY SO THAT ALLAMERICANS CAN PARTICIPATE IN

OUR PROSPERITY AND IN ANECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR

EVERYONE, NOT JUST THEPRIVILEGED FEW.

>> OKAY, ALL RIGHT.

(APPLAUSE)WE WILL GET TO THE FACT THAT

YOU'RE ENGAGING IN CLASSWARFARE IN JUST A MOMENT,

OKAY.

YOU JUST DID IT, YOU JUST FIREDA SHOT ACROSS MY BOW BUT HOW

WILL YOU GET IT DONE THOUGH,BECAUSE NOTHING GETS DONE IN

WASHINGTON.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> NOTHING GETS DONE INWASHINGTON.

HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY GETTHIS DONE.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO USE.

DO YOU HAVE NAKED PHOTOS OFJOHN BOEHNER DOING

SOMETHING?

HOW YOU COULD POSSIBLYGET-- BECAUSE REPUBLICANS-- YOU

GOT THE MENTAL IMAGE.

>> NO, I -->> AND IF YOU DO, IF YOU DO

IS THE TAN UNIFORM.

>> (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> NOPE, ALL RIGHT.

HOW YOU COULD POSSIBLY GETIT DONE?

>> WIN THE ELECTION.

ALL WE NEED IS 17 VOTES TOTAKE BACK THE HOUSE FOR THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

OR-- .

>> Stephen: FOR THEDEMOCRATS.

>> THE DEMOCRATS.

>> Stephen: THERE'S ADIFFERENCE.

>> WELL, FOR THEM, FORISSUES THAT HELP THEM MEET

THEIR NEEDS.

>> Stephen: BUT THAT WOULDMAKE YOU SPEAKER OF THE

HOUSE AGAIN, PROBABLY.

>> WELL, SOMEBODY, SOMEDEMOCRAT.

>> Stephen: SOME, SOMEDEMOCRAT WEARING A BLUE

LINEN SUIT, WHO CARES WHO ITIS.

WHY WOULD YOU EVER WANT THATJOB AGAIN?

JOHN BOEHNER IS ON THE EDGEOF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN.

HE LOOKS LIKE HE'S GOING TOBURST INTO TEARS, ISN'T THAT

A HARD JOB?

THAT'S AN INCREDIBLY HARDJOB TO HOLD, ISN'T IT?

>> WELL, WHEN WE DID, WEWERE ABLE TO PASS THE

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE WALLSTREET REFORM.

WE WERE ABLE TO SAVEMILLIONS OF ACRES OF GREEN

ACRES IN AMERICA.

GOOD THINGS ABOUT JOBS,ABOUT HEALTH CARE, ABOUT

EDUCATION, ABOUT WORKING FORTHE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

I DIDN'T LOVE BEING SPEAKER,BUT I LIKED GETTING THE JOB

DONE FOR THE AMERICANPEOPLE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: CAN YOU STICK

AROUND FOR A MOMENT MOREBECAUSE WE'VE GOT TO

PARTICULAR A LITTLE BREAKBUT I WANT TO TALK TO YOU

ABOUT A COUPLE OF OTHERTHINGS.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: WE'LL BE RIGHTBACK WITH NANCY PELOSI.

PLEASE STICK AROUND.

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