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08/30/2013 10:04 am ET Updated Aug 30, 2013

Nancy Pelosi: I Don't Want To Be Speaker Again, 'That's Not My Thing' (UPDATE)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told National Journal she's not looking to fill the role of House Speaker again anytime soon.

When asked by reporter Ben Terris if she'd like to be House Speaker again, Pelosi was quick to reject the idea.

"No, that's not my thing. I did that," Pelosi said.

But not everyone feels the same as Pelosi. President Barack Obama said in April 2013 said it would be "whole lot easier to govern" with Pelosi as House Speaker.

"My job is to make sure we move the country forward, and I think we can best do that if Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House once again," Obama said during a fundraiser.

Pelosi has criticized current House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), saying in May he'd be called "the weakest speaker in history" if "he were a woman."

Click here for more from Pelosi's interview with National Journal.

UPDATE -- 3:22 p.m.: According to The Hill, Pelosi's office pushed back on the report from National Journal, saying she "fully intends to be a Member of a Democratic Majority in the 114th Congress."

UPDATE -- 4:18 p.m.: National Journal updated their story, saying the question posed to Pelosi was, "Do you wish for the chance for the speaker position again?" National Journal said "the recorded audio file supports the edited transcript" of the interview.

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill gave the following statement on the National Journal report:

Leader Pelosi is not someone who sits around 'wishing" for things to happen. She is working hard to win back a Democratic House Majority.

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