Few, if any, have been better about getting her members to vote the way she wants than Nancy Pelosi.
Today, the Democratic House leader's message for rank-and-file members grumbling that jobless benefits weren't included in the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget deal was blunt: "Embrace the suck."
NBC confirms that was part of Pelosi's rationale for Democrats to get on board in a closed-door meeting Thursday.
“We need to get this off the table, so we can go forward," Pelosi also said, according to people close to her.
Politico first reported the comments.
First published December 12 2013, 12:33 PM