Pelosi Slams NRCC for Saying She Should Be Put ‘in Her Place’

Posted October 8, 2009 at 11:31am

Updated: 2:37 p.m.Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) counterpunched against the National Republican Congressional Committee on Thursday after it urged she be put “in her place.—The NRCC in a news release Tuesday suggested that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, should “put her in her place— after Pelosi expressed skepticism about his proposed troop buildup in the war-torn country. “It’s really sad. They really don’t understand how inappropriate that is,— Pelosi said. “I am in my place, I’m the Speaker of the House, the first woman Speaker of the House, and I am in my place because the House of Representatives voted me there. But that language is something I haven’t even heard in decades.—The NRCC showed no remorse for its remark, instead ripping Pelosi anew.“Rather than deflecting from the real issue at hand and refocus on defeating terrorists, Nancy Pelosi would rather make party politics a higher priority than our national security,— said Joanna Burgos, an NRCC spokeswoman. “The fact of the matter is that most Americans agree with Gen. McChrystal’s strategy on Afghanistan, but Pelosi self-righteously believes she is better suited to craft our country’s military policy. The last time Americans saw this type of outright contempt directed toward a four-star general is when this same San Francisco liberal attempted to undercut Gen. David Petraeus by declaring his successful surge strategy a ‘failure.’—