Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat

  • Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat

Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat

"If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker". "I am a master legislator". "Seventy-one, and you know what?" She has the "overwhelming support" of her caucus, she said.

Moulton backed a longshot challenge to Pelosi's leadership post from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan last fall.

"And what they hoped by making it a referendum on Trump was by saying Trump is bad, Trump is terrible, that would be enough to win and they didn't", said Schultz.

When asked about the President's comments, Pelosi said "I think they wrote that for him, it's a classic Republican line".

Led by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), at least some in the group believe Pelosi has to go in order for Democrats to have a chance to win the House back in November 2018. They argue that Democratic candidates will have a better shot on Election Day if they're not tied to Pelosi. "That still moves the needle", said Ryan.

Aboard Air Force One Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Handel's win was proof "the American people are resonating with the president's agenda" and want to see his it enacted.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she's confident she has the support in her caucus despite finger-pointing and frustration after Democrats lost a Georgia special election.

"She just doesn't help our candidates in those swing districts with independent voters and Republican voters", Vela said on CNN's "Newsroom" Friday. Democrats are lagging 0-4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races in Kansas and Montana.

Pelosi and the seniority system that congressional Democrats are wedded to are hampering any effort to shake up their party in the Age of Trump. He said defending Pelosi to voters would be an expensive endeavor, but it may be worth it.

Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. In response to Ossoff's completely undebatable suggestion that many working people have a hard time making ends meet, she said, "That's the difference between conservatives and liberals; I don't believe in a livable wage".

Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again. They were at risk of losing it to a 30-year-old who had no prior political experience.

Despite the fact Georgia's 6 Dist. has been in Republican hands for decades - like the other races, as well - Democrats put a lot of money and hope behind Ossoff, a young up-and-comer with JFK-like qualities. Republicans have won all four of the four special elections that have been held under President Trump.

The outcome also raised questions about the future of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.