Speaker Pelosi responds to Republicans: ‘I’m in my place. I’m the Speaker of the House.’

Earlier this week, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) put out a press release criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) comments on Afghanistan, saying that Gen. Stanley McChrystal should “put her in her place.” Today, Pelosi responded during her weekly briefing:

It’s really sad that they really don’t understand how inappropriate that is. I’m in my place. I’m the speaker of the House — the first woman speaker of the House. And I’m in my place because the House of Representatives voted me there.

Pelosi added that she hadn’t heard sexist language like what was in the NRCC press release in “decades.” Watch it:

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Both Huffington Post and Greg Sargent attempted to contact female Republican lawmakers, but their offices refused to comment on the NRCC’s remarks.


[featuredcomment]Squash says: “Reminds me of the old saying ‘A woman’s place is in the house, and the senate.’”[/featuredcomment]