Nancy Pelosi refuses to discuss her post-election plans during interview

New York Times columnist David Brooks pointed out in a piece published last week that despite Democrats having enjoyed “a golden summer,” most polls show Republicans moving up ahead of this year’s midterm elections.

It’s a fact which seems to be getting on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nerves: she recently snapped at an interviewer who asked whether she expects to remain in leadership. 

“I’m not talking about that”

According to the Washington Examiner, that incident occurred this past Sunday when Pelosi spoke with CBS News’ “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan.

At one point Brennan brought up the House speaker’s plans in January, saying, “Will you remain in leadership in the new Congress?”

“I’m not talking about that,” an irritated Pelosi said in response. The longtime California Democrat went on to insist that she was “here to talk about how we win the election.”

“I’m not here to talk about me, I’m here to talk about the future of America’s working families, for the children,” Pelosi went on to add.

Later, Pelosi said that she feels “very confident” about next month’s election, declaring, “I see very clearly that the ownership of the ground is with us. It’s about getting out the vote.”

Pelosi says election “is not about inflation”

“Now, we’re down to the stretch,” she said. “And we’re down to very close elections. We feel very confident … I see very clearly that the ownership of the ground is with us. It’s about getting out the vote.”

What’s more, Pelosi argued that inflation will not be her party’s downfall, saying, “The fight is not about inflation — it’s about the cost of living.”

“And if you look at what we have done, to bring down the cost of prescription drugs, to bring down the cost of energy and the rest in our legislation, you will see that it has been opposed every step of the way by the Republicans.”