Democrats Search For Silver Lining After Narrowly Losing Georgia Election
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 24, 2017,
Jun 24, 2017, 13:05
It's about all they can do.
"As we sit here, they're running caricatures of me in Georgia", Pelosi said.
Despite the party giving her a position of vast influence for over 15 years, it took Ossoff's loss for prominent Democrats to finally start speaking out against their inept leadership.
House Democratic leaders tried to play down the loss ahead of time, pointing out that the Georgia race took place on GOP-friendly terrain, as did the other recent special elections. "Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost", Vela told Politico. They argue that Democratic candidates will have a better shot on Election Day if they're not tied to Pelosi.
Several prominent Democrats said the party needed to rethink its approach heading into next year's congressional elections, when Democrats need to pick up 24 seats to regain control of the House of Representatives. It's not fair. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective.
New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, congratulated both Ossoff and South Carolina Democrat Archie Parnell on Tuesday night for narrowing the GOP's winning margins in their districts from last fall.
Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again. They say voters in Republican-leaning districts are motivated by more than a desire to stop Pelosi and Democrats need to work on developing a message that can win them over.
President Donald Trump lauded Ms Handel's victory on Twitter as the results were announced shortly before midnight. At the same time, the Democrats must talk about the future rather than continue to rage about the past. Ryan told CNN that the Democrat's "brand is just bad".
Pelosi should watch her back.
In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an "extraordinary record against her".
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., who also attended the meeting, said, "in every corner of our caucus, we're concerned". We don't have either one of those.
"I want to be a uniting force in the community", said Handel.
Handel also said that she would "absolutely" consider prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from adopting children. "I welcome the discussion, but I am honored by the support".