Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

  • Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

Trump himself weighed in over Twitter Thursday morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY.

Republicans hammered Ossoff in Georgia with ads labeling him the "hand-picked" candidate of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. People had been bad-mouthing the Republican candidate, Karen Handel, they had been insulting the Republican National Committee's competence and they had been dismissing any notion that Republicans could pull through to defeat the energized "resistance".

Ah, it's not whether you win or lose that counts.

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), who backed a challenge to Pelosi previous year, said the results of the Ossoff race further underscore that Pelosi should let someone else take the reins.

Numerous articles I have read, some of which whose headlines are listed above, point to the failure of Democratic leadership for the loss.

Ossoff, instead, opted to appeal to Republican moderates in the District, stressing his plans to keep a lid on the nation's spending. "I think it's time for a new generation of leadership".

It's about all they can do.

When pressed to give a name of who might fill that void, Rice said, "I look to a lot of my colleagues now".

A defiant Pelosi told reporters Thursday that she was "very confident" about the support that she had from fellow Democrats who now number 193. On Wednesday and Thursday, cable news outlets featured a parade of Democrats calling for her ouster as leader of the House Democratic caucus.

"We have closed the gap dramatically", said Rep. Keith Ellison, who lost a bid to become the chair of the Democratic National Committee.

A successful Republican strategy in Tuesday's race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District included promoting a relentlessly anti-Pelosi message to drive out the conservative base. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report analyzed the results and reported, "If Democrats were to outperform their "generic" share by eight points across the board in November 2018, they would pick up 80 seats".

Ryan, who represents large sections of northeast OH including Youngstown and Akron, launched a bid to replace Pelosi as minority leader last fall after Democrats endured several 2016 losses at the national and state levels.

Republican Karen Handel's victory in this week's Georgia special election proved that the GOP can grind out a victory using old-school methods, political consultant Karl Rove said.

A top aide to Pelosi dismissed the blaming, saying that Pelosi still enjoys broad support among the conference, and that any party leader would be subject to partisan attacks.

And that's too bad, because the Democratic faithful - and also millions of blue collar working men and women who voted for Donald Trump - would have appreciated Obama's determination to actually fix Obamacare. It all started just over two years ago on the floor of the famous Trump Tower in New York City. "People in OH don't grab me about Russian Federation at all when I'm home", Ryan said.

Trump also took a jab at Sen.

Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton of MA shared the same sentiment, stating "it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party we need new leadership". In districts dominated by one party, election battles are fought mostly in the primaries; the victor from the majority party becomes a virtual shoo-in to win the general election.

"Unfortunately a loss for us, but not good news for them", Pelosi told the rank-and-file in a closed door meeting Wednesday morning, according to Democrats present.

Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House past year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

"It works only 100 percent of the time", said Todd, the GOP ad-maker. "We're a family. We're going to have those discussions".