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Nancy Pelosi on her newfound leadership swagger: “It’s for the women”

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This is not Nancy Pelosi’s first rodeo, but the rodeo certainly looks different this time around.

At the Time 100 Summit in New York yesterday, the House speaker said she is feeling more “liberated” during her second stint in the role, in part because she is now leading the most diverse U.S. House of Representatives in history—including 115 people of color, eight openly LGBTQ members, and 102 women.

Pelosi said people close to her have even remarked that she’s “uncharacteristically boastful” of the work that Congress is accomplishing in the new term.

“It’s not for me—it’s for the women,” Pelosi said of her newfound swagger. “I want women to have all the confidence in the world. They should not be inhibited to sing their own praises or take credit for what they have done.”

Pelosi made the remarks during a discussion with Time........

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