Pelosi: Political climate will cool ‘when we win’

Anna Moneymaker

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she thinks the political divide in America will begin to heal if Democrats are able to retake the House from Republicans in next week’s midterm elections.

Speaking on CBS’s “The Late Show,” the House Democratic leader was asked by host Stephen Colbert whether she had seen evidence of calm and reasoned debate returning to American politics.

{mosads}”There’s been a lot of talk lately about lowering the temperature of political discourse. Have you seen evidence of that?” Colbert asked.

“Well, I think when we win, you will see evidence of that,” Pelosi responded. “Because when we do win, we will have — as we open the new Congress, we will honor the vows of our founders: ‘E pluribus unum’, ‘From many one.’ “

“They couldn’t imagine how many we would be or how different we would be from each other, but they did know that we had to strive for oneness,” she adds in the video.

“It’s okay to disagree, a marketplace of ideas, that’s exciting. But it is also important to find solutions that unify and not divide. And that’s what makes a big difference between Democrats and what’s in the White House now.”

Democrats are hoping to retake 23 seats in the House next week during midterm elections around the country, and currently lead Republicans by double-digits when Americans are asked what which party they prefer to control of the lower chamber, according to a generic ballot survey of likely voters released this week.

In the same interview, Pelosi gave a confident outlook of Democrats’ potential gains and predicted that her party would overtake the GOP in at least one chamber of Congress.

“Let me say this. Up until today, I would’ve said, ‘If the election were held today, we would win,'” Pelosi said Tuesday. “What now I’m saying is, ‘We will win.’ “

“We’re just walking precincts and if everyone votes, we’ll have even a bigger victory. But Democrats will carry the House. If we have a bigger victory, the Senate, governorships, it’s going to be a great night for America.”

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