Nancy Pelosi: ‘If The Election Were Held Today, We Would Win It All’

September 21, 2020 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 50 min Download
Nancy Pelosi: ‘If The Election Were Held Today, We Would Win It All’

Nancy Pelosi: ‘If The Election Were Held Today, We Would Win It All’

September 21, 2020 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 50 min Download
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In the inaugural episode of Kara Swisher’s new podcast, “Sway,” she interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When it comes to presidential succession, Ms. Pelosi is second in line. And when it comes to taking on President Trump, she’s usually first. “The power of the speaker is awesome,” says Ms. Pelosi. But how is she actually using that power? Why not accept a compromise (to the tune of $1.5 trillion) that may help quell a national crisis? What progress is possible when the speaker hasn’t spoken directly to the president in months? And with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaving a looming conservative court, can Ms. Pelosi maximize the power of a Democratic-controlled House? You can find transcripts (posted midday) and more information for all episodes at nytimes.com/sway, and you can find Kara on Twitter @karaswisher.