Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she's down

Mr Biden asked a rally - an extraordinary question for a former leader to ask a party that once considered itself the natural home of the worker.

And all the focus on whether Nancy Pelosi should stay or go as House minority leader seems largely beside the point.

It's about all they can do.

Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic voters.

"We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I respect any opinion that my members have", she said. Ryan lost a bid to replace Pelosi as the top elected Democrat in the House in November.

Ossoff didn't lose because President Trump is popular in Georgia's Sixth District. A national influx of roughly $25 million - the most ever spent on a U.S. House race - couldn't get Democrat Jon Ossoff, 30, over the finish line.

"This is not about me", Rice said. It's not fair. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective. "So let's get started on winning the races where we really do have a chance".

The Georgia race featured a nail-biting finish, with the possibility of flipping a traditionally-Republican district. She can even argue, like she did on Thursday, that she was instrumental in getting the Democrats back into the House majority in 2006 after 12 years of Republican rule.

President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday, tweeting, "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out".

"We should stop talking about Trump all the time, and Russian Federation".

"She just doesn't help our candidates in those swing districts with independent voters and Republican voters", Vela said on CNN's "Newsroom" Friday.

Gergen has criticized Trump on a variety of issues, including his withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement and his firing of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, a fact he acknowledged during his appearance.

"I'd like to keep her right where she is, because our record is extraordinary against her", Trump said in a Fox News interview. I am a strategic, politically astute leader.

But others, including Moulton, said momentum is not enough. And we need a message. A defiant Pelosi said she's "worth the trouble".

"I love the arena. But I am honored by the support".

The outcomes in Georgia and SC also could boost Republican efforts 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.

  • Larry Hoffman