Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 20:58
Lifelong Democrat, San Francisco employment attorney and former Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign volunteer Stephen R. Jaffe will be running against Pelosi in the Democratic primary.
"Whether she's a leader or not is up for the (Democratic) caucus to decide", Moulton said. Pelosi held onto her position by a vote of 134 to 63.
Pelosi is a prolific fundraiser for her party, and a savvy legislator with few rivals on Capitol Hill when it comes to cutting the deals necessary to keep government in motion. "It's time for a new generation of leadership".
Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. 'No, that's not fair, ' Rice said. "It's time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team".
"The brand is just bad", Ryan said.
While all of America had its eyes set on the special election in Georgia Tuesday, a race for a U.S. House seat in SC proved to be a surprisingly close result for the Democratic Party. "That still moves the needle", said Ryan. With the exception of the Ossoff-Handel race, Democrats were competitive, as a growing number of voters perhaps are being turned off by Trump's failure to get much done and came out to the polls.
Democrats' decisive Tuesday night loss in Georgia's special election - a race into which they poured tens of millions of dollars to make it the most expensive House race in USA history - is leaving Democrats to strategize a path forward for the 2018 midterm elections.
But it was a demoralizing blow to Democrats hoping Georgia would be a breakthrough for a party trying to harvest electoral victories from the grassroots anti-Trump activism seen in marches on Washington and boisterous crowds at town hall meetings around the country.
But some rank-and-file House Democrats scoffed at such explanations and raised questions about Pelosi's continued leadership.
Pelosi:"I'm worth the trouble".
And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House a year ago, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.
None of that suggests that Pelosi faces an immediate challenge to her leadership.
Pelosi made history becoming the first and only woman to serve two terms has Speaker of the House. Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House. Jaffe supports Medicare-for-All, one big issue that Pelosi has come under fire over by her constituents. 'I believe she is not the leader for the future of the Democratic Party.
In a post on Twitter, President Donald Trump - who is unpopular outside of his base and a featured villain in Democratic campaign commercials - said, "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out". It is a tactic that has been embraced since Republicans won back the House in 2010, and it worked again this time in high-profile contests in Montana and Kansas.