Nancy Pelosi Interview: 'No Regrets, Job Well Done'
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Nancy Pelosi gave her first interview since the 2010 midterm elections on Wednesday, telling ABC's Diane Sawyer that she has "no regrets" about her tenure as Speaker of the House. When asked to evaluate her time on the job, Pelosi said, "job well done."
Pelosi will lose her gavel in January, when Republicans take over the lower chamber. In her interview on "World News," the Speaker was clear that she is proud of her accomplishments: "I believe we came here to get a job done. And that's what we did."
Pelosi attributes Democrats' disastrous electoral performance to the economy. "Nine and a half percent unemployment is a very eclipsing event. If people don't have a job, they're not too interested in how you intend for them to have a job. They want to see results," she said on "World News."
Pelosi, who became the first female Speaker of the House in 2007, told Sawyer that she does not mind being a constant target of GOP attacks. "They have used me as a personification of health care and the rest," she said. "I take that as a compliment."
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