Pelosi Says She Nixed McCains Bailout Meeting
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she rebuffed Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCains (Ariz.) bid to inject himself into negotiations on the $700 billion bailout package.
Pelosi said McCain called Wednesday to invite her to a meeting that he was organizing because he said nothing was happening and no progress was being made on the rescue package.
I said, well Senator, I have good news for you. Quite a bit has been done, she said. I dont see any reason to come to a meeting based on a premise that nothing is being done because plenty is. Were moving in a forward direction. Wed like to keep on our path to get that done.
The Speaker said she didnt know if youd call that partisan, but it was he thanked me for accepting his call.