During a recent interview with The Advocate, an LGBTQ news site, Nancy Pelosi, a Democratic Representative, and former House Speaker, referred to Republicans as “losers” and claimed that they are failing on most of their key stances, which include issues like gun rights, abortion, and LGBTQ rights. During her political career, Pelosi was not always a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage. In fact, she was not alone in her stance, as other prominent Democrats like Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama during his first term as President, shared similar views. As most Democrats historically believed that same-sex marriage was not a constitutionally guaranteed right before it became a mainstream talking point in the early 2010s.
The Blaze reported:
“I think they’re losers. They’re losers. They’re losing on guns. You know, we still don’t have the legislation we want, but the public is not really with them with all these mass shootings going on,” Pelosi said, according to Casey, who characterized the printed version of their exchange as “an edited and condensed version” of their discussion.
“They’re losing on women’s right to choose, which is a losing issue for them and was during the last midterm election. So, what do they have? So now they turn to the trans and drag communities because they think that that has some salience. I don’t know, does anybody really think that the drag issue is a threat? Of course not, so they’re going to lose on that too,” the long-serving congresswoman said.
According to a 2018 Hollywood Reporter piece, when asked what politicians can learn from drag queens, Pelosi replied, “Authenticity. Taking pride in who you are. Knowing your power — that’s what I talk about on my brief segment on the show. This idea of people believing in themselves, being themselves, taking pride in themselves, is not just a lesson for politicians but for everyone in the country. And that’s why I was so excited and couldn’t resist being on the show.”
Pelosi is likely trying to appeal to her left-leaning and LGBTQ-friendly constituents in San Francisco, California. Although the city is grappling with issues such as homelessness, drug addiction, rising crime rates, and homicides – at least they’re accepting of the gay community. Despite being 83 years old, Pelosi may be willing to show interest in drag queens and other LGBTQ issues in order to secure another term in office.