Who is Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak at an event with federal government employees about the U.S. government shutdown January 9, 2019 on Capitol Hill. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has proudly discussed being a mother and a grandmother on several occasions. She invited her grandchildren and the children of others in Congress to join her when she was recently sworn in. While she often shows her softer side, don’t mess with her, according to Pelosi’s daughter Alexandra.

During the government shutdown, CNN caught up with Alexandra who said, “She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.” And that no one who bet against her mother ever won. Alexandra is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. She’s built an impressive career and even seemed to change one of her mother’s haters into (maybe) a fan.

She had the typical American upbringing

Born on October 5, 1970, in San Francisco, California, Representative Nancy Pelosi recounts what Alexandra was like as a teen. “What you have to know about Alexandra,” Representative Pelosi told The New York Times, “is that when she was a teenager in high school — we didn’t know this until later — but at night she used to sneak out and go up to the University of San Francisco, where they had a radio station, and she used to go and do the graveyard shift.”

When Representative Pelosi started running for office, she worried perhaps Alexandra would feel neglected. “I’d probably be gone about three nights a week,” Representative Pelosi recalled. “Whatever answer you have is O.K. with me.” But of course, Alexandra responded, “Mother, get a life. What teenage girl wouldn’t want her mother out of the house three nights a week?”

But isn’t necessarily interested in politics

Alexandra asserts she wants to avoid turning her children into “pod people” who only listen to one side, The New York Times reports. “MSNBC is barred from my household,” Alexandra said. “CNN is barred from my household.”

“I was indoctrinated into a Democratic Party cult from a very early age,” she said. “But I know that’s not the only America and we need to understand the other side.”

Representative Pelosi added, “Well, she’s interested in the American people, she’s not particularly interested in politics. She thinks, basically — she’s told me that we’re talking heads and were largely boring.”

Which has produced several insightful documentaries

Her interest in reaching the other side has provided a springboard for a number of documentaries.  “She knows how to get people to reveal themselves,” Bill Maher told The New York Times. “She’s sympathetic, genuinely. She’s not fooling people, as so many in the media do — act like they’re your friend and then it comes out and they’re like, ‘oh, this jerk was just pretending to be friendly so he could make fun of me.’”

She has a number of director, writer, and producer credits to her name. For instance, she followed and documented George W. Bush’s campaign in Journeys With George. She also profiled Orange County families who live in motels in Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County.

Most recently she explored Trump country in Outside the Bubble. Her goal with this film was, “To meet voters who don’t see the world the way I do,” and discover “what we can learn from listening to our fellow Americans,” CNN reports.  She brought her children along for the ride. And at one point encountered an anti-immigration proponent who called protesters, “Nancy Pelosi’s grandchildren” in a derogatory manner. Alexandra introduces the individual to her own children, who are Nancy Pelosi’s true grandchildren. The individual seems to soften significantly seeing that the “other side” isn’t evil.

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