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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the partisan gridlock in Washington won’t change if President Barack Obama gets reelected and the House and Senate retain their current party majorities.
“You’ll see more of the same,” Pelosi said during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “It’s really important for the public to know that the Republican obstruction of President Obama’s jobs bills and whatever he was advancing, is their — obstruction is their agenda.”
Pressed again on whether anything would be different if the current power balance in Washington stays the same after November, she said, “No. It doesn’t change.”
Pelosi’s comments contradict what Obama has predicted things would be like in a second term, should Republicans retain control of the House. As it stands, either party could win the Senate and Republicans appear poised to retain control in the House.
“I believe that if we’re successful in this election, when we’re successful in this election, that the fever may break, because there’s a tradition in the Republican Party of more common sense than that,” Obama said at a June campaign event in Minneapolis, Minn.