Women's Health Took A Major Hit In Georgia's Congressional Election

Trump was referring to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is facing questions about her leadership after Democrats lost the Georgia special House election.

President Donald Trump claimed hard-fought congressional victories Wednesday, intensifying an already hard day of questions for Capitol Hill Democrats.

Ryan last November challenged Pelosi for her leadership position and despite being handily defeated is still considered a rising star in the Democratic Party.

On Wednesday, a small group of Democrats urged Pelosi to step down as House Minority Leader, The New York Times reported.

Pelosi has led the Democratic caucus in the House since 2003, and in March said she would have retired had Hillary Clinton won the election.

Ms. Handel, an establishment Republican and former State Secretary of State, defeated Democratic challenger and political novice Jon Ossoff by about five percentage points, US television networks projected, denying Democrats what would have been their first election victory of the year. Pelosi and other Democratic leaders insisted that they demonstrated important progress by coming in a close second, and have a good shot at taking back the House in next year's midterm elections.

"I don't know if there is a solution in the short term", Ryan said.

Trump followed up with advice for Hill Democrats, tweeting they "would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on health care, tax cuts, security".

The Democrats expended vast amounts of money, celebrity, and political capital in support of Jon Ossoff, an attractive young candidate running in a district filled with high-income, highly educated voters.

Meanwhile, the knives seem to be out for Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who was demonised by the GOP side in the Georgia race. Rather, Trump said, "That would be very bad for the Republican Party" if Pelosi were forced out.

Leading the charge is Valley congressman Tim Ryan.

"We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I respect any opinion that my members have", she said.

Republican ads in Georgia called out minority leader Nancy Pelosi as a rich San Francisco liberal, out of touch with the needs of middle America. During Wednesday's caucus meeting, Pelosi reportedly stressed to her fellow lawmakers that while the results have been disappointing, the party was making headway in districts that have been largely Republican-controlled for years.

"Why is Representative Pelosi so utterly disliked by left-wing Democrats?"

A defiant Pelosi said she's "worth the trouble".

  • Leroy Wright