MSNBC Guest: Democrats Taking Over the House Means Return of ‘Joy in Politics’

Washington Free Beacon | 1/3/2019 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

Liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said Thursday that the Democratic taking of power in the House of Representatives represented "joy in politics" returning to Washington.

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She added in an MSNBC appearance that she had a "little bit better feeling about things right now" as Nancy Pelosi became poised to become Speaker of the House for the first time since 2011. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) nominated her for the position in an energetic speech that reached Goodwin on a personal level.

"You know, it struck me in Representative Jeffries' nomination of Speaker Pelosi, when he talked about what a joy it was for him to nominate her, we've had so little joy in politics in these last months," she said. "There seems, to me, so little joy in President Trump as a person, except when he's fighting against something."

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"To see families together at this moment, to see the joy of new people thinking that maybe things will be different, that maybe something will change and this fever...
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