Outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be giving up the gavel to Rep. John Boehner in the next Congress but she hinted this week that she still wears the pants in the House.
In an interview with The New York Times, Pelosi seemed to take a parting shot at her successor when asked if she saw him tear up on election night as he addressed his supporters after Republicans captured the House.
“You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we’re having a debate on bills,” she told the newspaper. “If I cry, it’s about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics – no I don’t cry. I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that’s always a possibility, and if you’re professional, then you deal with it professionally.”
Boehner’s office declined to respond to Pelosi’s remarks.