Vice President Mike Pence is warning conservatives that a Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a “very real threat” if Republicans fail to get voters to the polls during the midterm elections.
Pence slammed Pelosi, House Minority Leader and former Speaker, during remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, when he mocked the 77-year-old career politician from San Francisco for being out of touch with the American people.
Pence also touted the many accomplishments of the Trump administration during its first year, including recent tax cuts Pelosi and Democrats are now campaigning against.
“I don’t know if you heard – but the woman that wants to be speaker of the house again, Nancy Pelosi, said – she actually said the tax cuts would be Armageddon before they passed. But just a few days ago she said it was unpatriotic to let the American people keep more of what they earn,” Pence said.
“Most amazing of all, she keeps saying that a $1,000 bonus for working Americans is nothing more than crumbs. Well, let me remind all of you, I come from the Joseph A. Bank wing of the west wing of the White House,” he said. “We had a term for another $1,000 in our paycheck at the end of the year. Christmas.
“These bonuses have meant real money. They’ve helped working families all across this country with pay raises that are generating opportunities even as we speak,” Pence continued. “And I want to say from my heart, any leader who says that $1,000 in the pockets of working families is crumbs, is out of touch with the American people.”
Regardless, Pence said, Pelosi regaining the Speaker’s gavel is a “very real threat” that conservatives must take seriously, especially considering the Obamacare failure Democrats pushed through Congress with Pelosi at the helm in 2010.
“You know, it will be a disaster for our cause if Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the house again, but we aren’t going to let that happen. This movement should know it’s a very real threat, because the other side knows exactly what’s at stake between now and the end of this year,” Pence said.
“The far left has watched with dismay as we’ve dismantled the liberal legacy of the last administration and turned this country around. They’re doing everything they can to try to win back the Congress next November,” he continued. “We don’t have to wonder what would happened if the party of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer won the House and the Senate this November. Do we?
“I mean, remember the last time it happened? I do. I was actually there the last time Democrats ran the Congress. And they nearly ran America into the ground,” Pence said. “They raised taxes, they cut the military, they tried to pass Cap and Trade, they gave us Dodd-Frank and the Obamacare nightmare. They thought they could borrow, spend and bail their way back to a growing America.”
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According to CNBC:
Democrats have led in nearly all recent polls asking voters if they would prefer a generic Republican or Democratic candidate. Republicans gained some traction as public opinion of the tax plan improved. Democrats currently have an estimated 9 percentage-point edge on the generic ballot, according to a FiveThirtyEight reading of recent polls. …
Democrats need to win 24 seats nationwide to take a House majority. That goal became slightly easier Monday, when Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court unveiled a new congressional map that changed boundaries drawn by and tilted toward Republicans.
The minority party will have a much tougher time winning the Senate in 2018. While the GOP holds only 51 of 100 seats currently, Democrats or independents who vote with them are defending 26 of the 34 seats up for grabs.