The 2020 presidential election isn’t going to be easy, so Democrats better be ready to “throw a punch for the children,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says.
During the Democratic National Committee (DNC) summer meeting in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, the Democratic congressional leader offered her piece of advice for the 2020 election.
The election will be “tough” because, as she says, for President Donald Trump and the Republicans, it’s “about the money.” She added, “They will put up any amount of money to protect their investments in degrading the environment, guns, and all of that.”
Pelosi continued to warn Democrats to be ready to “take” and “throw a punch”:
“You’ve got to be ready to take a punch. And therefore, you have to be ready to throw a punch. For the children. Throw a punch for the children.”
“Are we ready to win?” the House speaker said, adding, “Have we decided that we were going to debate our differences, unify behind our candidates?”
The 2020 Democrats have already come under fire for their policies, as Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel previously expressed that she’s “not concerned” and labeled the candidates “socialist.”
See Pelosi’s comment below:
At DNC summer meeting, Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicts 2020 will be a "tough election."
— ABC News (@ABC) August 23, 2019
Several of the 2020 Democratic contenders are attending the three-day event in California, but former Vice President Joe Biden — who leads the pack in polls — is nowhere to be seen. His non-attendance marks his second time missing a high-profile meeting with other Democratic primary candidates in California.
He warned supporters that they “urgently need to turn up the heat” with fundraising or else the 2020 Democratic candidate “won’t stand a chance against Trump and the GOP’s fundraising machine.”
The RNC nearly tripled the DNC’s fundraising in July, bringing in $20.8 million during the month and that month was their largest online fundraising to date.
While Biden faces 20 other Democratic contenders in the primary, there’s only one Republican, Gov. Bill Weld, who is looking to face off against Trump in the primary thus far, with others mulling the idea of a bid.