In a new Op-Ed for the Hill, Fox News regular Juan Williams explains why he considers House Speaker Nancy Pelosi his “politician of the year.”
According to RealClearPolitics, Pelosi currently has an aggregate 36.9% favorable rating vs. a 49% unfavorable rating.
Juan Williams writes:
As the first woman to serve as Speaker, the 79-year-old mother of five has long ago earned the status of a living legend. She is the most powerful Democrat in Washington.
As Speaker, she has never lost a House vote she brought to the floor.
And now she is making more history as the third Speaker to preside over the impeachment of an American president.
She has achieved two critical goals while guiding her party through treacherous political waters.
First, she has protected Democrats whose districts were carried by Trump in 2016. Until they told her they were on board with the political risk of an impeachment inquiry, Pelosi refused to proceed.
Second, she has provided the map for House Democrats to tell the public that impeachment is bigger than another partisan battle.
“The president’s actions have seriously violated the Constitution,” she said in a speech announcing plans to proceed with an impeachment vote. “Our democracy is what is at stake. The president leaves us no choice.”
So far, her approach has enjoyed unprecedented success with the public.