Pelosi: 'I usually always cast my vote for a woman'

Pelosi: 'I usually always cast my vote for a woman'
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBrown says Biden's first moves as president should be COVID relief, voting rights Sunday shows - Spotlight shifts to positive tests among Pence aides Pelosi dismisses talk of White House compromise on stimulus: They 'keep moving the goal post' MORE (D-Calif.) said Monday that she “usually” casts her votes for female candidates when possible, though she declined to say if she had backed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenAll fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown What do Google, banks and chicken salad have in common? Final debate: War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit MORE (Mass.) in the Democratic presidential primary.

Pelosi was asked during an event at Northeastern University if her reluctance to back the “Medicare for All” proposals advocated by Warren and fellow progressive Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden All fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds MORE (I-Vt.) is an indication of whom she supports in the Democratic presidential primary.

“That has no reflection on who I would support for president of the United States. I'd just say, just generally, I usually always cast my vote for a woman. I just do,” Pelosi said in response to the question from WBUR’s Meghna Chakrabarti.


Warren dropped out of the primary field last week following disappointing showings in the Super Tuesday races, including in her home state of Massachusetts.

Six women entered the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: Warren, Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardHarris faces biggest moment in spotlight yet Ocasio-Cortez slams Tulsi Gabbard for amplifying ballot harvesting video Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Netflix over 'Cuties' film MORE (Hawaii), author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson discusses speaking at People's Party Convention Fewer people watched opening night of Democratic convention compared to 2016 Marianne Williamson: Democratic convention 'like binge watching a Marriott commercial' MORE, and Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStart focusing on veterans' health before they enlist Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE (Minn.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandInternal Democratic poll: Desiree Tims gains on Mike Turner in Ohio House race Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter's handling of New York Post article raises election night concerns | FCC to move forward with considering order targeting tech's liability shield | YouTube expands polices to tackle QAnon Democrats question Amazon over reported interference of workers' rights to organize MORE (N.Y.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSix notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Harris lists out 'racist' actions by Trump in '60 minutes' interview: 'It all speaks for itself' Pence travel questioned after aides test positive MORE (Calif.). Gabbard is the only female candidate still in the race, but her campaign consistently polls in the single digits behind front-runners Joe BidenJoe BidenFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE and Sanders. 

Pelosi said Monday that even female candidates who didn’t succeed, like those who sought the Democratic nomination this year and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris lists out 'racist' actions by Trump in '60 minutes' interview: 'It all speaks for itself' Trump has list of top intelligence officials he'll fire if he wins reelection: report Clinton says most Republicans want to see Trump gone but can't say it publicly: report MORE in 2016, have built momentum for future women considering running for president.

“All of these women advanced the cause of people seeing women in that context,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi was also asked about how she’d feel if the first woman president of the United States were a Republican.


"That's OK,” Pelosi said.

“We'd like to see a woman president. If it's a Republican, hopefully it'd be somebody who shares our views” on issues relating to women, she added.

On health care, Pelosi maintained that she supports a more incremental approach that builds on the 2010 law instead of eliminating it outright with a proposal like Medicare for All.

She noted that multiple House committees have held hearings on Medicare for All during her time as Speaker in the last year.

“It isn't a question of whether you like Medicare for All or not. It's a question of, do you eliminate the Affordable Care Act in order to have Medicare for All? And we're saying, no, you can't do that. If you want to evolve to that, let's put that on the table,” Pelosi said.