Pelosi has a message for Trump: 'Nothing for the wall'

Faith Castro
January 3, 2019

Nancy Pelosi is poised to be elected as House speaker with the first vote of the new Democratic majority.

House Democrats are including in their first piece of legislation a clause that would require presidential nominees and their vice-presidential counterparts to reveal 10 years of tax returns to the public, CNN reports.

Alexandra, a documentary filmmaker, went on to portray her mother as a fierce legislator who took no prisoners in her political battles.

"Tomorrow, we seize the majority".

President Trump tweeted that Congressional leaders had an "important" meeting on border security, though there was little sign of an end to the shutdown.

House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump he will get "nothing" to fund his southern border wall, in comments suggesting there is little progress in ending a budget deadlock that has shut down the federal government for nearly two weeks.

"Are you willing to come up and give him some of this money for the wall?"

"She'll cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding", Pelosi responded, without hesitation, adding: "That's all you need to know about her".

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Incoming chairpersons have signalled that Trump will face a barrage of probes that could lay bare alleged conflicts of interest, misuse of funds, and abuse of power by the president and members of his cabinet.

"All three of these things are needed".

After two years in which Republicans controlled the White House, Senate and the House of Representatives, Democrats will be the majority in the House.

However, one Republican has said he will support Pelosi's package, which would raise the needed number of Democratic defectors to 19 to kill the proposal.

She will preside over the most diverse Congress in history.

The California Democrat is expected to be elected House speaker Thursday afternoon. Muslim women will be serving for the first time, as will Native American women.

"It would be very divisive", she told Elle magazine.

Democrats seize control of the House on Thursday with fresh voices and new energy as they prepare to take on President Donald Trump, many of them inspired to run because of his presidency. "It's not something that I'm stirring the pot on".

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