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Jim Himes Dodges on if Nancy Pelosi Should Be Speaker

Name: CNN


CNN Newsroom

Name: CNN Newsroom


Jim Himes

Name: Jim Himes

Employment: U.S. Congress

Position: Congressman

, Poppy Harlow

Name: Poppy Harlow

Employment: CNN

Position: Correspondent

Event location
Stamford, Conn.

Name: Stamford, Conn.


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08/17/2018 11:06 am
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RUSH TRANSCRIPT HARLOW You ░░░░░░░░ there are a number ░░░░░░░░ growing number of Democrats ░░░░░░░░ running that say Nancy ░░░░░░░░ does not represent the ░░░░░░░░ of the party should ░░░░░░░░ be House Speaker if ░░░░░░░░ retake the house Yes ░░░░░░░░ no should Nancy Pelosi ░░░░░░░░ speaker Should that be ░░░░░░░░ case HIMES You know ░░░░░░░░ s not my decision ░░░░░░░░ s going to be ░░░░░░░░ s going to be ░░░░░░░░ rollicking fight that we ░░░░░░░░ after we take the ░░░░░░░░ in November HARLOW Come ░░░░░░░░ Come on What s ░░░░░░░░ take Yes or no ░░░░░░░░ you HIMES You know ░░░░░░░░ I have not I ░░░░░░░░ not made up a ░░░░░░░░ because I don t ░░░░░░░░ who is running So ░░░░░░░░ are not getting a ░░░░░░░░ or no out of ░░░░░░░░ today I will tell ░░░░░░░░ though HARLOW Let me ░░░░░░░░ on to this She ░░░░░░░░ she s really good ░░░░░░░░ raising money Look at ░░░░░░░░ numbers that came out ░░░░░░░░ week She has raised ░░░░░░░░ eye popping 83 million ░░░░░░░░ the DCCC for 2018 ░░░░░░░░ the election cycle That ░░░░░░░░ double the next closest ░░░░░░░░ I wonder if you ░░░░░░░░ those that outright say ░░░░░░░░ should not be in ░░░░░░░░ she doesn t represent ░░░░░░░░ party maybe she s ░░░░░░░░ more to the party ░░░░░░░░ you think than they ░░░░░░░░ see HIMES Poppy far ░░░░░░░░ than her ability to ░░░░░░░░ money is her operational ░░░░░░░░ especially now I have ░░░░░░░░ a bunch of speakers ░░░░░░░░ the house in my ░░░░░░░░ congressional career I have ░░░░░░░░ three of them John ░░░░░░░░ was incapable of controlling ░░░░░░░░ party Paul Ryan incapable ░░░░░░░░ controlling his party Nancy ░░░░░░░░ did the impossible She ░░░░░░░░ a rollicking caucus that ░░░░░░░░ all sorts of people ░░░░░░░░ all over the country ░░░░░░░░ north white black poor ░░░░░░░░ and got the affordable ░░░░░░░░ act passed got dodd ░░░░░░░░ passed Her historical accomplishments ░░░░░░░░ terms of her ability ░░░░░░░░ get stuff done is ░░░░░░░░ parallel HARLOW Is leadership ░░░░░░░░ sounds like a yes ░░░░░░░░ me I will let ░░░░░░░░ come to that another ░░░░░░░░ Is leadership congressman is ░░░░░░░░ leadership in the house ░░░░░░░░ old and too white ░░░░░░░░ Well Poppy look having ░░░░░░░░ that I am a ░░░░░░░░ admirer of Nancy Pelosi ░░░░░░░░ operational ability the fact ░░░░░░░░ our top three leaders ░░░░░░░░ in their late 70s ░░░░░░░░ don t care who ░░░░░░░░ leaders are that s ░░░░░░░░ problem It s a ░░░░░░░░ because of course we ░░░░░░░░ at a moment in ░░░░░░░░ where young people are ░░░░░░░░ as they never have ░░░░░░░░ before These are the ░░░░░░░░ students getting young people ░░░░░░░░ I don t care ░░░░░░░░ good you are there ░░░░░░░░ a generational gap Again ░░░░░░░░ can ask me for ░░░░░░░░ answer for what happens ░░░░░░░░ months from now Very ░░░░░░░░ soon the Democratic Party ░░░░░░░░ going to need to ░░░░░░░░ some faces and some ░░░░░░░░ who can speak to ░░░░░░░░ in their 40s to ░░░░░░░░ in their 20s No ░░░░░░░░ about it HARLOW But ░░░░░░░░ to that point it ░░░░░░░░ some of those young ░░░░░░░░ who have led at ░░░░░░░░ started the abolish ice ░░░░░░░░ here There s a ░░░░░░░░ of momentum You have ░░░░░░░░ lot of Democrats in ░░░░░░░░ Senate and the house ░░░░░░░░ have jumped on board ░░░░░░░░ have a warning for ░░░░░░░░ You say you have ░░░░░░░░ made life harder for ░░░░░░░░ 60 or 70 Democrats ░░░░░░░░ in districts we need ░░░░░░░░ win if we ever ░░░░░░░░ to be in the ░░░░░░░░ again Do you think ░░░░░░░░ ice for example leaning ░░░░░░░░ sounds like too far ░░░░░░░░ the left in your ░░░░░░░░ could cost your party ░░░░░░░░ of the house HIMES ░░░░░░░░ message poppy I tried ░░░░░░░░ be very clear on ░░░░░░░░ is that in 2018 ░░░░░░░░ mission is very clear ░░░░░░░░ re not trying to ░░░░░░░░ a president of the ░░░░░░░░ States We re trying ░░░░░░░░ win the house of ░░░░░░░░ That means we re ░░░░░░░░ to need to win ░░░░░░░░ We will need to ░░░░░░░░ districts in places like ░░░░░░░░ Pennsylvania in Ohio Virginia ░░░░░░░░ quite frankly I don ░░░░░░░░ think that abolish ice ░░░░░░░░ as well as it ░░░░░░░░ in queens If that ░░░░░░░░ for her in queens ░░░░░░░░ Do what you need ░░░░░░░░ do in your district ░░░░░░░░ I m warning against ░░░░░░░░ let s not have ░░░░░░░░ tests where we assume ░░░░░░░░ a message that works ░░░░░░░░ one of the bluest ░░░░░░░░ in the country is ░░░░░░░░ going to work for ░░░░░░░░ lamb in western Pennsylvania ░░░░░░░░ people running out west ░░░░░░░░ people the room to ░░░░░░░░ yes or no to ░░░░░░░░ ideas in their districts ░░░░░░░░ allow them to win ░░░░░░░░ It s nice to ░░░░░░░░ you congressman Thank you ░░░░░░░░ being with me HIMES ░░░░░░░░ Poppy.”
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