NPR: This article gives excellent insight into the mindset and focus of one of the democratic party’s prolific leaders, Nancy Pelosi, especially in light of the midterm elections in November. Despite her confidence, there does seem to be some concern among Democrats as a result of the concerted efforts of the pressure by the Republicans, as in the constant media focus on whether Democrats will support her.
Excerpt from NPR:
Sitting in Levin’s campaign headquarters the next day, Pelosi told NPR, “I have every confidence that we’ll win. Not because I’m taking anything for granted, but because we’re not yielding one grain of sand. This is urgent.”
Democrats governing agenda: a check on Trump
The most immediate, high-profile — and perhaps with divided government — most consequential result of Democratic House control would be aggressive oversight of the White House and executive branch.
Democrats would be able to set the committee schedule and issue subpoenas, and use that power to examine everything from President Trump’s tax returns to former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s countless ethical scandals.
“You will see us use every arrow in our quiver to find the truth about what’s happening in public policy, what they’re doing to the environment,” Pelosi stressed. “We see this as a culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence.”