Nancy Pelosi Complains Mitch McConnell Got More Praise Than She Did When Announcing He Was Stepping Aside


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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is whining about Senate Minority Leader and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell getting a heroes sendoff because, she believes, she did not get the same treatment.

The California representative appeared on MSNBC and spoke to host Chris Hayes about why she believes she was slighted.

“I don’t even think that’s a controversial assessment,” the host said.

“Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell has announced that he will be stepping down as Senate majority leader. And I thought of you when I saw that announcement, because your careers have been both parallel and at times intertwined. And I thought, I wonder what Nancy Pelosi thinks about Mitch McConnell’s announcement?” he said.

“Well, I have worked with Mitch for years. We had a similar position in the ’90s, as we had a corresponding role as the top Democrat and top Republican House and Senate on the foreign operations of appropriations,” the former Speaker said.


“So I have known and worked with him for a long time. I have disagreed with him a lot. In fact, he’s wrecked us with the court, in terms of women’s right to choose and so much else that this rogue court is going down a path of. But we have worked on other issues together,” she said before she started complaining.

“It’s interesting to me, though, if I just may say. I, for 20 years, was in leadership, either the leader of the House or the speaker of the House, passed landmark legislation, Affordable Health Care. The list goes on and on, the Rescue package, infrastructure bill, the PACT Act for our veterans, IRA to save our planet, to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, CHIPS bill just to bring some things that are new – needed,” the former Speaker said.

“When I stepped aside, they said, she stepped aside, but she’s still here. When he stepped aside, end of an era. It’s a guy thing, I know. But I have to just say, for women, we want our proper attention too,” she said.

“So — and then, in any event, I wish him well in his decision. I worry about his health. I’m sad for his family’s loss recently, Elaine losing her sister. And we will just see how it goes, but a very strategic player in the Congress, Mitch McConnell,” she said.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the death of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s sister-in-law after she was found dead in a vehicle that was submerged in a pond near Austin, Texas.

“This incident was not a typical accident,” the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office reportedly wrote in a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday regarding the death of Foremost Group CEO Angela Chao, sister to Elaine Chao, President Trump’s Transportation Secretary.

“Although the preliminary investigation indicated this was an unfortunate accident, the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this accident as a criminal matter until they have sufficient evidence to rule out criminal activity,” the letter continued, per CNBC.


The Foremost Group, a shipping company, was founded by the Chao sisters’ father, James Si-Cheng Chao, in 1964. Si-Cheng Chao was a Chinese immigrant.

More than 70 percent of the Foremost Group’s freight, which it charters on behalf of private companies, ships to China.

Elaine stated that her family remembered her sister Angela Chao as a “brilliant woman, a charismatic and visionary leader.”

“It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved youngest daughter, Angela Chao,” father James S.C. Chao said in a statement to the Daily Mail.

“Angela is a brilliant woman, a charismatic and visionary leader, and much-loved by all her sisters, our entire family, and friends. As a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, wife, and friend, she was unfailingly filial, thoughtful, kind, and devoted. These qualities were complemented by a spirited personality, exceptional intelligence, compassion for all, and a wonderful sense of humor. She kept us laughing and smiling. Losing her at such a young age is something we never even imagined, and our entire family is devastated with grief,” the family added in its statement.

“As a trailblazer for women in the executive suite, she inspired others to pursue their dreams. She also loved music and tried the French horn as her instrument when she was young, insisting on carrying it herself to every lesson. These early experiences created a lifelong, passionate commitment to the fine arts … Angela’s name in Chinese sounds like the characters for peace and prosperity. She certainly gave more than her share of both to this world. Her absence leaves a void not only in our hearts but in the Asian-American community,” the statement added.

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