Pelosi did not mention either party, nor did she call for specific policy decisions.

She did demand that the supercommittee's deliberations be open to the public and press scrutiny.

“Without regard or respect for the recent S&P comment on our nation's credit rating, it is important to note the role that transparency and accountability play in making their judgment," Pelosi said. "As S&P stated, 'The transparency and accountability of institutions bear directly on sovereign creditworthiness because they reinforce the stability and predictability both of political institutions and the political framework.' "