PressTV-Obama backs Pelosi ahead of House gavel bid

Former US President Barrack Obama has thrown his support behind the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, before her new bid for speakership in the wake of victory in the midterms elections.

“I think Nancy Pelosi, when the history is written, will go down as one of the most effective legislative leaders that this country’s ever seen,” Obama told “The Axe Files” podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN, calling her an “extraordinary partner.”

When Democrats take control in the House, Pelosi would need 218 votes to become the speaker.

“Nancy is not always the best on a cable show or with a quick sound bite or what have you… But her skill, tenacity, toughness, vision, is remarkable,” Obama said. “Her stamina, her ability to see around corners, her ability to stand her ground and do hard things and to suffer unpopularity to get the right thing done, I think, stands up against any…

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