CUOMO: “ — I’ve had a pleasure to work with, is a great political.”
PELOSI: “Big fan of yours, yes.”
CUOMO: “If your children said now, ‘I’m interested in running for elected office,’ and we all want our children to pursue their dreams and be happy, but what would you say to them now? Is it so tough and so toxic that you might be careful in the advice you give them?”
PELOSI: “We used to say a long time, even before it got the way it is now, we all love our children so much we hope they never run for office. Because this is not for the faint of heart, all of you know that, that it’s not for the faint of heart, it’s more difficult now, especially for women, women are — as I say to them, you are in the arena. Once you get into the arena, this is, again, not for the faint of heart. Sunday morning, I know, I just came from mass, but nonetheless, I’ll say this. When you are in the arena, you have to be ready to take a punch and you have to be ready to throw a punch — for the children.
For the children. Because really, aren’t we all about the future and how we envision the future and it’s about the children and their future. And people ask me the three most important issues facing the Congress, I always say the same thing: our children, our children, our children; their health, education, the economic security of their families, a clean, safe environment, including gun safety violence protection in which they can thrive and a world at peace in which they can reach their fulfillment. There are plenty of common ground in all of that.”