1. Pan, Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader walks into briefing room
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader: (Responding to reporter comment about a letter that claims to contain signatures of Democrats who do not support Pelosi to be Speaker)
"Just pop them out, Pop them out.
Reporter: Apparently 17 members signed a letter saying they would not support you?
Have you seen the letter?
Reporter: I have not seen it.
You haven't seen it yet. You haven't seen it. ...
Reporter: There are more apparently, who are willing to vote, no. You've expressed total confidence?
I do. Next question."
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader:
Reporter: 'Is there anyone else in your caucus capable of taking on the role?
"Certainly. This will be the last ...
Reporter: Bottom line Madam leader, if the vote were held on the House floor today, do you have the votes to be elected Speaker?
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader:
"Now let me just get back to your question. Now, that's the array ... Listen, this is what we have - we have a farm bill that we have to deal with. We have #MeToo legislation we'd like to get passed here. We're trying to pass an omnibus bill, so that we don't have any question about shutting down government. There are issues that relate to the veterans, Veterans Affairs and lawsuits that are happening there. We have the Muller language... I have day job, here that is different from just what's happening on the political side. We're just very excited about the size of our victory. I would say to you, I've always supported (democratic candidates.) It doesn't matter to me whether they support me. What matters is that they support a Democratic agenda to make progress for America's working families. And they all spoke out beautifully for the people. Health care, health care, health care like a jackhammer. That's what's important."
5. Various of Pelosi at briefing
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader:
"I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes. If that was your question. I have overwhelming support in my caucus to be Speaker of the House and certainly we have many, many people in our caucus who could serve in this capacity. I happen to think that, at this point, I'm the best person for that."
7. Various of Pelosi
8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader:
"You'd have to ask those people what their motivation is. I think of the 17, (Democrats who are said to have signed a letter against Pelosi as Speaker) it is mostly like 14 men who are on that letter... I enjoy a tremendous amount of support from the women in our caucus, from the new members who are women in our caucus and so I get the upside I think of being a woman. You'd have to ask them. If in fact there is any misogyny involved in it. It's their problem not mine."