House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said her party is “blessed with such a great supply of riches” since Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden are rumored to be running for president in 2016.
“They’re both wonderful,” she said Friday. “Aren’t we blessed with such a great supply of riches?”
When asked during a press conference on Capitol Hill who she thinks the Republicans should put on the ballot in the next presidential election, Pelosi said she is more concerned about the work in Congress, because “we don’t have any results to show the American people.”
“Let me say this – and I say this with all the seriousness and respect for your question – it’s a long way off for us. We don’t even have a jobs bill six and a half months into this term,” Pelosi said.
“We don’t have any results to show the American people for what’s happening,” Pelosi said. “We have an election in 2014 that we don’t even really want to think in terms of, because we want to spend a year at least trying to get work done in this off year.
“And again, if we can win an immigration bill, win a gun—background check bill, if we can get a jobs bill, and all those things, it makes the urgency of even the 2004 election (sic) less urgent, to repeat the word,” she said. “So for us, 2014 is far enough off to get involved with what the Republicans should be doing.”
Pelosi also said she could give some names of bad candidates that she hopes the GOP picks in 2016.
“I could give you some names of people that I think would be great candidates, and how you should interpret it is, they wouldn’t be,” she said.
“They always say who’s the candidate you want? The one we didn’t get it,” Pelosi said. “So I’d give you the names of people that we probably wouldn’t get.
“Anyway, I know that’s confusing,” she added.