HomePolitical NewsPelosi: 'McConnell in for Rude Awakening When Biden Takes Office' Keely Sharp January 22, 2021 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to have a rude awakening when Joe Biden takes office. How bold of her to assume Biden will be moving into the White House. Pelosi told reporters, “May I remind you that we have a president of the United States, we have a president of the United States. That is so very important. And whether you're in the minority or majority, if the president is of your party, you have more power." She continued, “And I think that that's what Mitch McConnell is going to find out now, that whether you’re in the [Senate] majority or the minority, not having Donald Trump in the White House is going to change his leverage and that dynamic." Pelosi also painted McConnell as Trump's "yes man." “Well, he's been known to come to my office and say, ‘I'm not doing anything Donald Trump doesn't want.’ So to me, that was like an abdication of your first branch of government responsibility. You’re just going to do whatever the president wants? No. This is a separation of power. … The genius of our Constitution,” Pelosi declared. “So, again for the good of the country, I am so overjoyed that Joe Biden is president of United States, his decency, his vision, his values … But I also know that he respects the legislative branch, and that there's a collaboration and we will work together to put legislation together,” she said. “The election is over. Joe Biden is the president-elect elected with a mandate of over 78 million votes,” Pelosi concluded.