“The View” co-host Ana Navarro commended Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for honoring Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she prepares to step down as the top House Democrat.
The panel honored Pelosi’s legacy Friday, leading co-host Joy Behar to criticize a handful of Republicans, including Republican House Speaker nominee Kevin McCarthy, for refusing to applaud Pelosi during her speech Thursday.
“I want to say I’m glad that Leader McConnell over on the Senate side did issue a congratulations and then a statement thanking Nancy Pelosi,” Navarro said.
“That’s good. I mean, he wants to be the more moderate wing of the party, obviously,” Behar said.
“He’s got a level of humanity and just common sense and civility,” Navarro added.
McConnell issued a statement Thursday to “congratulate” Pelosi on her “consequential and path-breaking career” after serving ten terms in Democratic House leadership. (RELATED: Alyssa Farah Griffin Says Kevin McCarthy Will Be ‘Held Hostage’ By ‘Far-Right’)
“I congratulate Speaker Pelosi on concluding her historic tenure as House Democrats’ leader and her second stint as Speaker of the House,” McConnell said. “The Speaker and I have disagreed frequently and forcefully over the years, but I have seen firsthand the depth and intensity of her commitment to public service. There is no question that the impact of Speaker Pelosi’s consequential and path-breaking career will long endure.”
Pelosi served as House Speaker from 2007 to 2011 and returned to the role in 2019 after Democrats won a majority in the 2018 midterms.
She announced Wednesday that she would step down as leader after multiple outlets declared that Republicans had regained control of the House in the midterm elections. Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is likely to replace her after securing the GOP nomination in a 188-31 vote.