House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' Poll: Biden holds slight edge on Trump in Wisconsin MORE will be the Democratic nominee in 2016 and that she will win the presidency.


Appearing on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," Pelosi was asked if Clinton will be the nominee and if she can win the election.

"Yes, yes," Pelosi responded.

Pelosi was then asked about Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees Biden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP MORE (D-Mass.), the choice of some liberals, and concerns that Clinton is too close to Wall Street.

"Well, your question was do I believe she's the presumed nominee and will she win if she runs," Pelosi said. "If the secretary runs, I believe that she will win and she will be one of the best prepared people to enter the White House in a long time in terms of her experience and her knowledge. That doesn't mean that the party is devoid of other voices."

Pelosi was on the same side as Warren and broke with the White House last month over a spending bill that rolled back part of Wall Street reform and made campaign finance changes.

"The debate as to where the party comes down on certain issues is certainly a lively one," Pelosi said. "And I've had my own disagreements even with the White House on some of the proposals that have come forth. But that's why we're the Democratic party. We love each other. Let other versions exist."

Obama advisers such as John Podesta and pollster Joel Benenson are expected to take on roles in the Clinton campaign. Mitchell asked Pelosi if Obama staff moves to Clinton showed the White House is behind Clinton.

"This means that those particular people have now decided to move onto the next election," Pelosi said. "I think the vice president is a name that has been out there. He's part of the Obama administration. I think it's an individual thing."

"The most talented [people] are those who have most recently won the White House," Pelosi later added. "So it is a natural coming together."

Asked about a Republican nominee, Pelosi said "If I thought somebody would be the toughest, I wouldn't tell you. But I don't know who that is anyway."

This post was updated at 3:21 p.m.