Renewed calls to oust Nancy Pelosi: Darcy cartoon
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 24, 2017,
Jun 24, 2017, 20:01
According to Politico, Democrats met to discuss the future of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi after the disastrous elections many hoped would demonstrate President Donald Trump's weaknesses, but did the opposite instead.
Following the Georgia results, Trump took to Twitter to ridicule Democrats for their losing streak. That does not that mean, of course, that a Democrat could not win in one or all of these districts at some point.
Democrats are still reeling from Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential election previous year, and this week Democrat Jon Ossoff lost in Georgia's special election to replace former Rep. Tom Price - who is now secretary of Health and Human Services.
More than 259,000 votes had been counted as of Wednesday afternoon, a high number for a special election. And we need a message-how are we going to get there?
Republicans, meanwhile, can now breathe a sigh of relief with the knowledge that they can still win in the kind of affluent, educated districts that often favor Democrats - even with a president who has divided voters in their own party. "It is possible that he could actually get re-elected if Democrats aren't careful". Republican groups spent millions on television ads linking Ossoff to Pelosi, portraying him as a captive of the party's liberal wing despite Ossoff's efforts to present a more moderate image.
"The Democratic Party needs new leadership now".
"Karen has to run again, so watch out", said one Democrat at the Ossoff party.
She is the latest in a line of Republicans who have represented the Georgia 6th since 1979, beginning with Newt Gingrich, who would become House speaker.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Moulton wrote that the Georgia election signaled a wake-up call for Democrats.
There is no challenge to Pelosi's leadership, and none is going to happen at this point, said numerous Democrats.
But despite the string of losses in special elections, some Democrats said there were reasons to be encouraged.
But it could give Republicans a boost in confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election.
Her win marked an impressive rebound from polling that showed her narrowly trailing her rival as the vote approached, and signalled that Republican disillusionment about Trump was not as deep as Democrats were counting on.
"We have a unique opportunity to flip control of the House of Representatives in 2018", he said.