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Pelosi Defiant on Leadership Post, Slams Media

By Emma Dumain and JM Rieger

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In her first public remarks since Election Day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her decision to run to keep her post atop the House Democratic Caucus, and doesn’t sound likely to relinquish her role anytime soon. “I don’t understand why this question should even come up,” the California Democrat said at a news conference Thursday. “I’m here as long as the members want me to be here.” She also hinted there was implicit sexism in the constant “will she or won’t she?” rhetoric. “When was the last time you asked Mitch McConnell, … ‘Aren’t you getting a little old, Mitch?'” Pelosi asked about the Republican senator from Kentucky.

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