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Clinton’s Gender ‘No Reason to Vote for Her,’ Pelosi Says

"That she happens to be a woman is so exciting it just gives me goosebumps," she says

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stand at the podium for her sound check at the Democratic National Convention, flanked by other House members. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stand at the podium for her sound check at the Democratic National Convention, flanked by other House members. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Monday that presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton’s gender is “no reason to vote for her.”  

Clinton wants to be elected president based on her qualifications and because she’s the best person for the job, the California Democrat said in an interview with Yahoo News’s Katie Couric.   

Pelosi, who was the first woman speaker of the House, said she would never have wanted her whips to ask someone to vote for her based on the fact she was a women and that Clinton wouldn’t either.   

“That she happens to be a woman is so exciting it just gives me goosebumps,” Pelosi added.  

Having a woman president would send a message to children that they can do anything they aspire to do, and a message globally that the United States respects the judgment of a women, she said.  

 


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