Obama: Pelosi Will Go Down in History

Former President Barack Obama praised House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday as an “extraordinary partner” who will be remembered as “one of the most effective legislative leaders that this country’s ever seen.”

During a live taping of David Axelrod’s The Axe Files podcast at the University of Chicago, Obama said Pelosi cares less about “performance art” and more about the “nuts and bolts” and “the blocking and tackling involved in actually getting things across the finish line.”

“I think Nancy Pelosi, when the history is written, will go down as one of the most effective legislative leaders that this country’s ever seen,” Obama added.