Liberals Question Pelosi about Wendell Primus — and Push for Vote in Ways and Means on Medicare for All

Liberal leaders have also confronted Pelosi about her top health-care staffer, Wendell Primus. In meetings with health industry officials, Primus has opposed the idea of Medicare-for-all, according to reports at the Intercept and Politico.

Pelosi defended her veteran staffer in the interview. “Wendell is not a member of Congress; Wendell is probably the most progressive staff person on Capitol Hill,” she said, noting that Primus left the Clinton administration “because they passed the so-called welfare reform bill, which I voted against.”

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