Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi on Wednesday offered high praise for her mother's negotiating skills, warning on CNN that House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Jan. 6 committee taps former Bush administration official as top lawyer Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan MORE (D-Calif.) would "cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.”
In an interview on "New Day," Alexandra Pelosi was asked about her thoughts on the lawmaker's shutdown discussions with President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE ahead of a White House meeting with congressional leaders scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
“She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding,” Alexandra Pelosi said of the likely incoming House Speaker. "No one ever won betting against Nancy Pelosi. You've got to give her credit, no matter what you think of her."
Pointing to her mother's long-standing House service through several presidencies, she added that it should "make you sleep at night" that "at least somebody in this town know's what they're doing."
“She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding,” filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi says about her mother, likely incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is set to meet with Pres. Trump and leaders at the White House over the shutdown. https://t.co/ukXtn1xYxI pic.twitter.com/MR7DHEOpeT— New Day (@NewDay) January 2, 2019
The California Democrat, along with other congressional leaders, is set to meet Wednesday in the White House's situation room to discuss the ongoing partial government shutdown, which began Dec. 22 over a dispute between Trump and Congress over funding for his plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pelosi and other Democrats are hoping to pass a bill this week that would fund several government agencies through September, while delaying the fight over the wall and funding the Department of Homeland Security only through February.
"We are giving the Republicans the opportunity to take yes for an answer," Pelosi wrote to her Democratic colleagues on Tuesday. "Senate Republicans have already supported this legislation, and if they reject it now, they will be fully complicit in chaos and destruction of the President's third shutdown of his term."