Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is voicing optimism about Democrats’ chances heading into the 2020 elections, predicting Tuesday that the party will keep the House, retake the presidency and “hopefully” flip the Senate.
Speaking with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Pelosi said that if her forecasts come to fruition, Democrats would have majorities in 2021 to shore up the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which President Trump and GOP leaders have fought for years to dismantle.
“When we win — I anticipate that we will win the House and hopefully win the Senate and certainly win the White House — but in the course of all of that, let’s use our energy to have health care for all Americans,” Pelosi said in the interview that aired Tuesday evening.
The comments came on the same day Rep. Paul Cook, a four-term California Republican, announced that he’ll retire at the end of next year, making him at least the 17th GOP lawmaker to rule out a return to Congress in 2021.
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