Maher asked Pelosi about recent polling which shows that the GOP is likely to take over the Senate and asked, given gridlock in Washingon, why it matters that Democrats keep control.
“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control…” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”
Maher asked about voter turnout for Democrats, which he asserted was too low to carry the party in the mid-term.
“Nobody comes about to vote to say ‘thank you,’” Maher said. “The people who get health care now — they’re the people least likely to vote. The people who come out to vote are the angry people.”
“That’s true,” said Pelosi. “Fear is a motivator, and we are not fear-mongers. The Democrats are Messengers of Hope, and that’s what we will continue to be.”