Why Nancy Pelosi is being heralded as ‘masterful’

After House Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion partisan budget plan on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is getting all the credit for bringing together two diametrically opposed groups in her party to make it happen. “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi, who was masterful in her leadership on this,” President Biden said Tuesday.

The budget blueprint championed by liberal Democrats passed the House with all Democrats on board, after Pelosi promised moderates that they’ll get to vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill in a month. Just a couple hours earlier, both sides were threatening to tank both pieces of legislation. Yet after a day of intense negotiations, led by Pelosi, both sides somehow got what they wanted without really giving much to the other…

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