Home Minority Chief Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiElection Countdown: One week from midterms | House battlefield expands | Trump doubles down on immigration | GOP campaign chief rebukes Steve King | Clinton team quiets 2020 talk | Sanders won’t promise to serve full Senate term Trump visits Pittsburgh synagogue Birthright citizenship vow shows Trump doubling down on immigration gambit MORE (D-Calif.) stated late Tuesday that the Democrats will retake management of the Home within the midterm elections.
“Let me say this. Up till at this time, I might’ve stated, ‘If the election had been held at this time, we might win,'” Pelosi stated on “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert.”
“What now I am saying is, ‘We are going to win,’ ” she added.
Late-night host Stephen Colbert responded by saying that her confidence may jinx the occasion’s prospects, noting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAvenatti says FBI told him he was targeted by alleged mail bomber Election Countdown: One week from midterms | House battlefield expands | Trump doubles down on immigration | GOP campaign chief rebukes Steve King | Clinton team quiets 2020 talk | Sanders won’t promise to serve full Senate term Silence of ‘the lambs’: The deafening quietude of the FISA court and John Roberts MORE‘s loss within the 2016 election.
“Do you wish to say that on Hillary’s fireworks barge that she canceled? Please do not say that. … And the way lengthy are the curtains that you simply’re measuring proper now?” Colbert joked.
“No, we’re not measuring,” Pelosi replied. “We’re simply strolling precincts and if everybody votes, we’ll have even a much bigger victory. However Democrats will carry the Home. If we’ve a much bigger victory, the Senate, governorships, it may be a fantastic evening for America.”
Pelosi’s feedback got here one week earlier than what Democrats have seen as a pivotal midterm election cycle, as they attempt to seize on opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpActivists call on DC officials to rename street in front of Saudi embassy after Khashoggi Five takeaways from the final Indiana Senate debate Avenatti says FBI told him he was targeted by alleged mail bomber MORE.
Democrats have to flip no less than 23 seats to retake a majority within the decrease chamber.
Pelosi has beforehand said that she’s assured about Democrats’ prospects. She told The Boston Globe in Could that Democrats would win the Home and that she would run for Speaker.
Polls have proven that Democrats have a possibility to retake the Home this 12 months. A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Occasions survey launched earlier this week, for instance, confirmed Democrats main Republicans by 17 factors on a generic poll. The Democrats’ lead over Republicans is 7.6 proportion factors in a RealClearPolitics average of latest polling.
–This report was up to date at 7:34 a.m.