Pelosi: If Boehner were a woman he’d be labeled ‘the weakest Speaker in history’
Appearing on Monday night’s episode of “All In with Chris Hayes,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that if her Republican counterpart, House Speaker John Boehner, were a woman, “they’d be calling him the weakest Speaker in history.”
Hayes asked Pelosi, “Is John Boehner a weak speaker?”
Pelosi smiled. “Well, I will say this about John Boehner, and I have a good relationship. If he were a woman, they’d be calling him the weakest speaker in history.”
It’s “because they don’t get anything done,” she said. “Where are the results? What are the results? They’ve never been able to pass anything without our coming to the rescue except their very nasty, in my view, unprincipled budgets.”
“When people ask me, I think, ‘You know what? If a woman was Speaker and things were happening this way, they’d say, ‘Oh my gosh.’ I’m just getting a little, shall we say tired, of how they take a pass on some and not others. We get criticized for accomplishing things. They don’t get criticized for not accomplishing things.”
Pelosi’s comments about Boehner were in part two of Monday’s interview, seen below.
These videos are from “All In with Chris Hayes,” aired Monday, May 13, 2013.