Skip to comments.Hoyer claims no 'bad blood' with Pelosi
Posted on 11/19/2006 12:34:53 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Hoyer claims no 'bad blood' with Pelosi
By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer 9 minutes ago
Rep. Steny Hoyer (news, bio, voting record) acknowledged Sunday he was seeking assurances from incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she would not retaliate against his supporters after he won the No. 2 House leadership post.
Hoyer, D-Md., insisted there was "no bad blood" with Pelosi after she publicly supported Rep. John Murtha (news, bio, voting record) of Pennsylvania for the job of majority leader. Hoyer said he was confident Pelosi would not punish House colleagues who voted 149-86 last week to make Hoyer the majority leader when Democrats take control in January.
"We're going to talk about that," said Hoyer, when asked whether Pelosi had made promises not to retaliate by denying choice committee assignments. "One of the reasons it's going to not happen is that there are a lot of them."
"It's one thing ... if you have a margin of one or two or five or even 10, but when you have a margin as decisively as the caucus made a decision, then it's time to move on," Hoyer said.
Last week, Democrats chose Hoyer who has long had a difficult relationship with Pelosi, D-Calif., after unanimously backing her as the first female speaker.
On Sunday, Hoyer sought to play down any personal differences or ill will, noting that the two have worked together in the House Democratic leadership for many years.
"The American public have just given us a big mandate for change and taken the country in a new direction," he said. "Nancy and I share that obligation together. That's our objective and we're going to work very closely to accomplish that."
Former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich called Pelosi's decision to support Murtha a "mistake"
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He might be technically correct, as they circulate not blood but urine.
Maybe "not yet at least".
This is believable. They both enjoy the same socialists visions. They just do not like each other that well. Yes, this fits.
FYI..on Chris Matthews' show, Gloria Borger said that Pelosi was inclined not to give Harman a SEAT on the Intelligence committee, let alone allowing her to keep the chairmanship...it's gonna be interesting, to say the elast..
Look where a shared vision got Leon Trotsky when he got on Stalin's nerves.
No bad blood, eh? Riiiiiiiiiiiight. And the check is in the mail...
You got me chuckling with that one. Yes, Trotsky was shot. Internal jealousy can be a killer.
I thought Trotsky died from having an ice axe stuck in his head.
Could be. I remember something about his(Trotsky's) death being very violent.
Well, since he denies it, then it must be true.
I have been around a little while. I have never heard the name "Steny" at all. I have lived all over and that is a first for me.
What's that strange instrument sticking in Bella Pelosi's back?
Let the games begin!
Before its's over..the blood will fly...
Beware of Bell-a- Pelosi...Pubs just have to
let her wing it...'08 will be a cakewalk..Jake
Trotsky DID have an ice pick stuck in the back of his skull, courtesy Stalin. In 1940, Stalin sent a "reporter" to "interview" Leon in Mexico; Trotsky was sitting at his desk. The "reporter" worked his way around Trotsky while he talked, pulled out a mountain climber's pickax and buried it in the back of his skull.
Poor Leon lived for some days in terrible pain. Stalin enjoy every moment of it.
By the way, these are the people some in our political opposition lionize.
Of course there will be retaliation. Representative Moran already stated......WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
The newbies are demanding Harmon keep her position.
Pelosi is off to a beaut of a start, or should I say non start.
"It's one thing ... if you have a margin of one or two or five or even 10, but when you have a margin as decisively as the caucus made a decision, then it's time to move on," Hoyer said."
Does anybody have a list of who voted for Murtha? : )
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