Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

No other potential up-and-coming Democratic challenger to her leadership comes close.

In fact Pelosi, 77, has emerged as a favorite GOP bogeyman and was the target of a barrage of negative advertising in the Georgia House race, mocking her as a San Francisco liberal and tying her to Ossoff.

At a news conference Thursday afternoon, Pelosi defended her leadership against mounting criticism from her own party and attacks from Republicans.

They explain their totals includes money raised for the party not directly controlled by her committees.

Liberals from California and smaller blue states are exerting their influence on the electoral process in red states, determined to flip them to blue, and, by and large, are succeeding with the exception of the most recent election in Georgia's 6th district where Democrats spent over $23 million, the most in the history of the House of Representative elections ever.

By now Pelosi should have been pulled down from her perch as the Democrat's minority speaker of the House and replaced with someone who understands the political implications of Trump's win and how to deal with it.

"What's going on in the executive branch has zero impact on what my decision is here", said Webb, who described himself as a right-leaning voter who voted for Handel, even though she wasn't his first choice. That is insular thinking that ensures the Democrats continue to hemorrhage seats at all levels of power. Second-in-command Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., is 78, and number three Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., is 76. Indeed, some Democratic lawmakers in the House are now afraid that their party will lose seats to the GOP in next year's midterm elections.

After attending the meeting on Pelosi's future, Representative Richmond, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, suggested the solution might be changing the narrative surrounding the minority leader, not ousting her.

"There are a lot of really important battles that we came out of on top of even as the minority", he said. And none of the Republicans showed the political skills and enthusiasm of many Newt Gingrich followers in the 1990s or tea partyers in the 2010s.

She was elected to Congress in a special 1987 election. Unfortunately, he never got around to describing the Democratic values he thinks Pelosi represents poorly, and Kornacki didn't ask.

Pelosi had abjured critics by touting her accomplishments Thursday, saying, "Well, I'm a master legislator". In this week's election, Georgia voters, many of whom are skeptical of President Donald Trump and his tweets, demonstrated they nevertheless want more from an opposition than rants and adolescent rage over losing an election. That includes over $140 million for the 2016 election cycle.

"Our brand is worse than Trump", Mr. Ryan said.

The key for Handel was the time she had between April's first round of voting (which Ossoff led in an open primary with 48.1 percent, just short of the majority he needed to settle matters then) and the second (in which Ossoff's vote nearly precisely matched his earlier share). "But her time has come and gone".

"Ossoff race better be a wake up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working", Rep. Seth Moulton (D - Massachusetts) concurred.

The Daily Mail is reporting former FBI Director was spotted going into the New York Times building. And the reality is, Miss Pelosi was as toxic among Republicans in Georgia in that district as Mr. Trump was amongst the Democrats. Remarkably, for Nancy Pelosi, yes.

Pelosi insisted that the current leadership structure already gives opportunities to younger members, telling reporters, "I have always featured the young 30-somethings. and they are so impressive". Pelosi, in an effort to mute grumbling over her poor leadership, crosses that line.