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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Alabama Senate race results: 'Isn't it exciting?'

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Alabama Senate race results: 'Isn't it exciting?' (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.) had a congratulatory message for incoming Senator-elect Doug Jones after his win in Alabama's highly-contested race Tuesday night.

"Isn't it exciting?" she began.

"It's really a tribute to now Senator-elect Doug Jones and to the people of Alabama. He spoke so beautifully about bringing people together there, coming here to find common ground."

Pelosi said she was especially happy Jones highlighted the need for the children's health insurance program.

As to Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) request to wait until Jones is seated before voting on tax reform, Pelosi said she agrees.

"I would hope they would to that here," she said, noting that's what the House would do.

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