Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018: Speaking to CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi discusses her role and why she has decided to remain in politics.
During the interview for CNN's new one-hour long Amanpour, Pelosi explains how a Trump Presidency has compelled her to remain in her position to maintain a female presence in policy changes and continue to fight for the protection of the Affordable Care Act.
Full interview airs tonight on CNN International at 6p.m. BST and 7p.m. CET
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Nancy Pelosi on why she is still serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives :
“I do agree that it was time for new blood and we should move on and if Hilary Clinton had won and the Affordable Care Act was protected- I feel very proprietary about that -I was happy to go my way. We didn't know who would come forward but that's up to the Caucus, they give me the honour of serving and it's up to them to choose who come's next”
On the necessity of having a female voice during policy changes:
“To have no woman at the table and to have the Affordable Care Act at risk, I said “As long as he's [President Trump] here, I'm here”
On her political future:
“I've always been opposed. I think there was one election where, for leadership that I was not opposed in. So, people like to get started on what they think comes next and that's up to the Caucus to decide but I feel very comfortable that the support that I have in the Caucus and that I will be speaker of the House”