Pelosi slams Republicans campaigning on inflation: ‘They ain’t got nothing’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slammed the Republican Party Wednesday for campaigning on inflation ahead of the midterm elections, claiming her opponents don’t have a plan to combat it.

“What’s [the Republicans’] plan? They ain’t got nothing,” she said in an interview with Punchbowl News.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)

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The veteran congresswoman stressed that inflation is a global issue and not unique to the United States.

“When you bring down unemployment, inflation goes up. … So in any case, [President Joe Biden] brought unemployment [down], cut it in half. Inflation is there but it’s global and not as bad as it is in some countries,” she explained.

Of her own party, she said, “We’ll have to message it better in the next three weeks ahead.”

Despite this, she claimed, “I think we’re in great shape. Other people don’t want to believe that.”

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Earlier in the week, Pelosi told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that she dismisses polling data which show inflation as the top issue for midterm voters. Instead, she insists that abortion and climate change will take center stage.

“I can tell you that women’s concerns about their freedom are very, very much still very significant in terms of how they will vote,” she claimed.

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