“We’ve always had a difference of opinion in our political world. We are a democracy, so we don’t all think alike and we have the opportunity to express that. But I think the stagnation that exists now is quite new, and the way to get beyond it is for the Republicans to take back their party from the extreme radical anti-government ideologues who have taken control of it…. So I say to my Republican friends, take back your party. We need that for our democracy.” —Nancy Pelosi, leader of the House Democrats and former Speaker of the House.
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