Pelosi Tells Media They Could Have 'Done a Better Job Selling Biden's Radical Agenda'
'Every time I come here, I go through the list'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters during her weekly press conference that they didn't do a good enough job of “selling” Joe Biden’s radical spending plan.
One reporter highlighted a recent poll from CBS News that showed ten percent of Americans could say they know a large number of specific items in the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, in which they crammed an eye-watering amount of far-left ideas.
Responding to CBS News poll showing most Americans don't know specifics of Democrats' spending bill, Pelosi tells @NikolenDC "it is hard to break through when you have such a comprehensive package"— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 12, 2021
"Whether they know it or not, they overwhelmingly support it," she says pic.twitter.com/G0wQLFR6Ju
“Do you think you need to do a better job at messaging and going forward, how do you sell this?” the reporter asked.
“Well, I think you all could do a better job of selling it, to be very frank with you,” Pelosi responded, looking taken off guard.
“Every time I come here, I go through the list."
"It is hard to break through when you have such a comprehensive package,” she added.
“Whether [Americas] know it or not, they overwhelmingly support it."
The reporter was referring to a CBS poll:
The poll said: “Only 10% of Americans describe themselves as knowing a lot of specific things about what’s in the Build Back Better plan, and a majority admit to either not knowing specifics or anything at all.”
In the Senate, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have consistently said they will not be a rubber stamp and support the $3.5 trillion price tag on the radical reconciliation bill the Democrats are using to push far-left ideas and campaign promises.
"I've never been as proud of [the Progressive Caucus] as I am in this moment," Jayapal said in a tweet Friday afternoon after Pelosi's crushing defeat.
"Last night, we held strong for working families and stood up to corporate interests and lobbyists."
"Today, we keep fighting to deliver the President's ENTIRE agenda for the American people."
Before last week, progressives were saying their hard floor for the reconciliation bill was $3.5 trillion.
And before last week there did not appear to be any talks between moderates and leadership over what could be in a reconciliation bill.