Anderson Cooper asked Nancy Pelosi a simple question Tuesday evening, which plunged the House Minority Leader into full-on spin mode.
“Who is the leader of the Democratic Party?”
“Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until just a matter of weeks ago. I don’t think that he can be dismissed as the leader of the Democratic Party,” the California Democrat answered. “Hillary Clinton did not win the election, but a respected leader.”
“We have leaders for all different aspects of it. The Democratic Party is a congressional party, and we have members in Congress. It is a gubernatorial party.”
“But on the state level,” Cooper interrupted. “It is a party which has suffered tremendous losses in the last couple of years under President Obama.”
“It has,” Pelosi conceded, “but we have a plan to address that.”