Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she does not know many people who could skip a paycheck.
"I don’t know about you, but I think almost everybody I know can not live without having a paycheck one time–Members of Congress, even." Pelosi said. "And yet they’re (Republicans) are asking the Department of Homeland Security people to do that."
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According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, Pelosi is worth $58 million–so certainly she is not included in the group of people she referred to.
There is another problem with Pelosi’s statement: She knows plenty of rich people. Pelosi is being shy about her success as a fundraiser. In fact, Pelosi is the best fundraiser the Democrats have.
The California Democrat raised 101.3 million for Democrats in last year’s cycle alone.
"Pelosi is the party’s most prolific fundraiser, having raised nearly $430 million for Democrats since she joined House leadership in 2002," Lauren French reported.
Pelosi is not afraid of these rich people either. She is well known to be the Member of Congress closest to the California elite.
Last year the Free Beacon’s Lachlan Markay reported that Pelosi lined her own pockets by dishing out more than a $1 billion in subsidies to one of her mega-donors.