Pelosi Tells Dems to Be Ready to ‘Throw a Punch’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats should be prepared to “throw a punch” in the political arena, while discussing the midterm election on the Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness podcast at the Bentzen Ball in Washington D.C. last month.

“We are not them,” Pelosi said of Republicans, before urging Democrats to toughen up for future legislative battles against conservatives. “We do not act the way they do. But I do think when you are in the area and somebody throws a punch, you’ve got to be ready take a punch and throw a punch.”

“I love that story,” podcaster Van Ness responded.