20 March, 2021

I Don’t Like Nancy Pelosi, Not Even a Little Bit. But I do Recognize her Intelligence and Political Skills

Pelosi dismisses expulsion resolution for GOP Rep. Greene | One America News Network (oann.com)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed a move to expel a Republican representative from Congress. On Friday, Pelosi said she did not want to be involved with the effort to kick out freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).

Make no mistake about it, Pelosi would love to get rid of Greene. And if the makeup of the House were different, she’d leap at the opportunity. But she has an incredibly slim majority, and the truth of the matter is that to get some things passed, she’s likely to need some GOP support. That’s going to be hard enough in the polarized world we live in today. It will be even harder if she starts expelling GOP members.

And, she has to deal with another unfortunate reality (unfortunate for her anyway). If this were to succeed, and Greene were expelled, the Republicans would likely fire back with not just one, but several motions for expulsion of Democrat members. Dealing with all of those would take time that she doesn’t have. And again, given the very slim majority, it’s not altogether impossible that some might succeed.

This is not a game she wants to play. I can’t blame her for that. I wouldn’t want to play it either. So, she’s taking her pieces and going home. She’s a horrible, horrible person, but that doesn’t mean she’s stupid.

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