Pelosi: I didn’t ‘necessarily’ want to be House minority leader

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she didn't feel strongly about staying on as the leader of House Democrats after losing her speakership, but that her members convinced her to stay on.

"I actually did not necessarily want to be leader again, but they wanted me to be, so here I am," Pelosi said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Pelosi surprised many by deciding to serve as the minority leader after Republicans won the House in the 2010 election and then remaining in the role after the 2012 election.

Pelosi wouldn't say whether she would run for speaker again if Democrats somehow won the House in 2014 -- a remote possibility at this point --  but suggested the decision again would be made by other people.

"That would be totally up to my members," she said.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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