Pelosi: You'll See a Cooling of Political Rhetoric 'When We Win'

October 31, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Tuesday there would be a cooling down of political rhetoric "when we win" the midterms.

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert said there had been much discussion lately about "lowering the temperature of political discourse," asking Pelosi if she'd seen "evidence of that."

"Well, I think when we win, you will see evidence of that. Because when we do win, we will have, as we open the new Congress, we will honor the vows of our founders, E pluribus unum, from many one," Pelosi said. "It's OK to disagree in the marketplace of ideas, that's exciting, but it is also important to find solutions that unify and not divide."

The remark was similar to Hillary Clinton's comment earlier this month that "civility can start again" when Democrats win back Congress.

Pelosi repeatedly promised "we will win" at the beginning of the interview, leading Colbert to blanch slightly at her confidence.

Colbert, who openly supports Democrats and once cooed "I miss you" after playing a clip of former President Barack Obama, said "please don't say that."

"We own the ground. We're not yielding one grain of sand," Pelosi said. "Democrats will carry the House ... It's going to be a great night for America."

Colbert made the sign of the cross and joked he wanted to sacrifice a goat to "take the hex off" what Pelosi said.