Pelosi Responds to C-SPAN Bid for Transparent House Coverage: 'Don't Think It Should Be Used as a Tool Against Members' (Video)

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she has "no objection to transparency" following C-SPAN's request to provide more access to

cover proceedings on the floor. But CNN host Chris Wallace pointed out that she didn't allow the access the cable network is calling for when she was speaker. "I think it's

supposed to be about following the procedure, the debate in the Congress. If there's more opportunity for that, fine," she replied. "But I don't think it should be used as a tool

against members. 'I saw you talking to so and so on the floor and they said that' - that shouldn't be the case."  C-SPAN's request, which was sent in a letter to new House

Speaker Kevin McCarthy, proposes that a "few additional cameras" be installed in the House chamber that would be mixed with the existing House production to create "a second,

journalistic product." In the proposed plan, the audio would continue to be provided by the House Recording Studio and C-SPAN would not install additional audio systems.  

The request follow's C-SPAN's coverage of the House speaker election earlier this month, which involved multiple days of negotiations and 15 rounds of voting for McCarthy to

secure the speakership. During that process, C-SPAN was able to show moments including a near-brawl between McCarthy and Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Green's phone

call with former president Donald Trump on the House floor and Rep. Katie Porter reading "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F—."