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Nancy Pelosi pushes back on Bernie Sanders' tax statement

Nancy Pelosi pushes back on Bernie Sanders' tax statement

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, speaking in Baltimore on Wednesday at a retreat of Democratic lawmakers, distanced her caucus from presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' acknowledgement that he would need to raise taxes to pay for his health care plan.

"We're not running on any platform of raising taxes," Pelosi said in response to a question about the Medicare-for-all, single-payer health system that Sanders has touted.

"That's not going to happen."

Pelosi, a Baltimore native, and other liberal Democrats have long supported a single-payer system, but the California Democrat repeatedly rejected the idea Wednesday as politically unworkable. The...

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