House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn't going anywhere just yet.
The longtime California Democrat told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that she plans to stick around until President Trump leaves office. In an interview that will air Monday, Pelosi said that she felt she needed to stay in her leadership role to protect women's interests in health-care negotiations.
"I do agree that it's time for new blood and we should move on," she said, but pledged that "as long as [Trump's] here, I'm here."
She said that "if Hillary Clinton had won, and the Affordable Care Act was protected," she would have been "happy to go my way." Instead, she says she feels "confident" that she will remain in her position and help lead the Democratic Party with women at the front lines. If the midterm elections were held today, she contended, Democrats would "win overwhelmingly," giving her party a majority in the House. She said "women would lead the way" if that were the case.
Pelosi called this year a "very transformative time" due to the record number of women running for office, adding that she feels that her own effort in Democratic leadership is "really important for women to see."