Pressure Shifts Back to Pelosi

Speaker, derided for partisan remarks ahead of first vote, gets another crack at bailout bill
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 2, 2008 12:46 PM CDT
All eyes are on the House speaker as the bill returns for a vote there tomorrow.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – After Republicans blamed partisan remarks for dooming Monday’s bailout vote, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is firmly in the crosshairs with a second chance coming tomorrow, the Sacramento Bee reports. But the Democrat isn’t backing off, a rep says. “Part of being able to deal with this crisis is realizing how we got here,” he said—even if that means ripping President Bush and the GOP.

“It was a stupid speech by her, but it didn't move any votes,” Republican Rep. John Shadegg said. And with the ball now in the House’s court after updated legislation passed the Senate last night, “Democrats are continuing to work around the clock in a bipartisan way,” Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.