After more than two years of Trump’s whipsaw presidency, Pelosi is saying what perhaps every Democrat feels should be said to Trump: No, no and no.

While Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) blocked many Trump initiatives during the last Congress, Pelosi is the first leader able and willing to really challenge Trump since he took office. And with control of the House and public polls firmly on her side in the shutdown fight, Pelosi is empowered to act. Unlike the Republicans on Capitol Hill, Trump can’t really hurt her, back home or on Capitol Hill…

“She’s satin and steel. He’s just untethered,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), a longtime Pelosi friend and political ally.

“She’s just a badass,” added Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.). “There is some truth when she says, ‘I’m a grandmother, I know a temper tantrum when I see it.’”