Furious Pelosi dresses down centrists amid debt standoff


Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore into moderate Democrats opposed to a debt ceiling increase as the House prepared to vote as soon as Wednesday — one of several high-stakes standoffs bedeviling her caucus this week.

During a closed-door meeting Wednesday morning, a furious Pelosi chided roughly half a dozen moderates who are privately threatening to tank a measure to hike the debt limit, which they see as a pointless political maneuver with the Senate GOP firmly opposed, according to several people listening.

“These members have all voted for this last week. So if they’re concerned about how it might be in an ad, it’s already in

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