House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said while leaving a meeting on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that she is “comfortable” with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, according to The Hill:
The congresswoman was asked the question as she was leaving a closed-door meeting in the House basement Wednesday morning.
She replied with one word: ‘Yes.’
She also reportedly told the press that "whoever our nominee is, we will enthusiastically embrace and we will win the White House, the Senate and the House."
This comes after the most recent Democratic primary debate Tuesday night where Sanders’ opponents confronted him over his comments praising Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro among other issues.
Despite his alarming remarks, the Democratic socialist has emerged the frontrunner in the Democratic primary race following primary wins in New Hampshire and Nevada and a virtual tie with South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in Iowa.
The South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday are the next big events on the horizon as Sanders works to push out rival and former front-runner vice president Joe Biden, who doesn’t appear to be doing too hot, generally-speaking.
Following the debate Tuesday night, President Trump tweeted his criticisms of each candidate, adding confidently, "Just give me an opponent!"
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