Pelosi: Obama ‘Very Bipartisan in His Approach’


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) touted President Obama as “very bipartisan in his approach” to governing on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.

“I think it’s important to note that all of us come here to get a job done for the American people,” she said. “Certainly, that is the case with the President of the United States. He’s been very bipartisan in his approach.”

Obama has made his intentions clear to try and win back a Democratic majority in the House in 2014 for the first time since the 2008 elections. Pelosi bristled when Crowley asked if that was similar to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) once stating he wanted to see Obama be a one-term president.

“It is completely different,” Pelosi said. “But thank you for the question. It’s completely different because when Mitch McConnell said that, he was talking about stopping, obstructing initiatives to create jobs, stopping initiatives that would show bipartisanship on the part of the president.”

Later, as Crowley was beginning a question about Republicans also saying they want to be collaborative, Pelosi quickly interrupted.

“I haven’t heard them say that,” she said. “Maybe they say it to you.”

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