“What happened?” Schieffer asked.

According to Pelosi, a large factor in the change was that Republicans came in during Obama’s first term and said “the most important thing they could do was to make sure he did not succeed.” She noted that she found it “unfortunate” and went on to describe how the GOP today “isn’t the Grand Old Party that did so many things for America.” It used to command so much respect, Pelosi said, but now it is dominated by an element “that are antigovernment ideologues and are committed to not cooperating with this president.”