Pelosi rejects calls to shutter Capitol: ‘We are the captains of this ship’
Sometimes, I just love Speaker Pelosi, with a hat tip for Rep. Sherrill, from The Hill:
With the Capitol consumed by anxiety over the coronavirus, Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) rose in a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday and told his Democratic colleagues they should leave Washington and return home to their districts, where they would be safer.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) immediately quashed the idea, according to multiple sources in the room.
“We are the captains of the ship. We are the last to leave,” she told her caucus, borrowing a line uttered moments earlier by Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), a Navy veteran.