Former White House green jobs czar Van Jones declares House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi “the greatest person ever,” in a YouTube interview with THNKR:
I love Nancy Pelosi. I think Nancy Pelosi is the greatest person ever. She is strong. She’s tough. She’s smart. She gets beat up in the press and nobody sticks up for her and says, ‘Hold on a second, everything you don’t like about the Democrats — you think the Democrats are too weak — would be a thousand times worse if we didn’t have Nancy Pelosi, who’s been the backbone throughout this whole last couple of years.’ I desperately want her to get that speaker’s gavel back, and my big, big hope is we’ll pick up the 20 seats we need to get her back in place.
Jones, listing five things he likes, describes Arianna Huffington as “one of the most courageous people in American politics.”
“The other person I’m a huge, huge fan of is Arianna Huffington,” Jones says in the video. “One of the most courageous people in American politics, because she used to be on the right, then she was on the left, now she’s in this sort of post-partisan place—she’s still looking for the truth.”
In the interview, Jones also says he is a big fan of Marvel Comics and does not own a television.