House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue's massive role in this election year.
Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment,will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program "This Week." "We're not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress," she said. "We're here to do the job for the American people."
Of course, Pelosi's seat in ultra-liberal San Francisco is safe. Liberal Queen Nancy Pelosi thinks, with her current 54 vote majority, she can maintain control of the House even if 'Blue Dog' Democrats take a thrashing this fall.
Candy Crowley asks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the possibility of Democrats losing seats in the mid-term election.
How noble of Nancy Pelosi to so willingly sacrifice someone else's job to further her agenda.