Pelosi: 'Happy to Not Run Away From What We Have Done'

April 7, 2014 - 7:23 AM

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (AP File Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says most Democrats "embrace the Affordable Care Act," and now that 7 million people have signed up on the exchanges, they're happy not to be running away from the law.

"The Congress of the United States, which wrote the bill, the members which are proud of what they have done, are happy to not run away from what we have done," Pelosi told CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley. "I'm very proud of what we have accomplished."

Pelosi said both the employer mandate and the individual mandate are "integral" to the Affordable Care Act, and both are here to stay, despite a prediction by former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, who suggested last week that the employer mandate may never take effect:

"I don't know why we're focusing on that. One person says one thing, 7 million people -- 7 million people signed up," Pelosi said.

Pelosi said there "may be a few" Democrats who are distancing themselves from the law, but some of them weren't in Congress when the bill was passed, and the  nay-sayers are the exception.