The dramatic reversal of fortune for the longtime House Democratic leader is forcing even her loudest critics to reconsider.
“While she’s here in this leadership position, I think there’s no one better to do the job,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), who vocally pushed for a leadership change earlier this summer. “I think this is a good start.”
Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have lately connected with Trump in a way that Republican leaders seem unable to do, exerting an almost unseen level of sway over a president who thrives on chaos and bucking convention. The two Democratic leaders dined with Trump Wednesday night, in the latest sign of a burgeoning bipartisan relationship.