Defiant Pelosi Says She's Staying: 'I Think I'm Worth The Trouble'

Pelosi has been facing questions about her leadership since Democrats lost the hard-fought race.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks about the recent attack on the Republican Congressional Baseball team during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. And it certainly won't happen if rabid progressives keep demonizing and denigrating people with whom they disagree. "We can't just run against Trump".

When a professional baseball manager leads his club to a string of losing seasons, he gets fired.

Pelosi insists Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now". I'm a strategic, politically astute leader.

It's about all they can do. "She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it's time for people to know when to go", Rice said.

A few key figures of the Democratic Party feel that the time has come to replace Pelosi for the goal of establishing new leadership and winning seats.

"I feel very confident in the support that I have in my caucus", she said.

Republicans tied Ossoff to Pelosi during the heated campaign which was thought to be the death knell for the aspiring young liberal politician. Crowley chairs the House Democratic Caucus, and he says it's important to remember that Democrats in those four races were trying to flip Republican strongholds, districts handpicked by the White House as President Trump tapped members of Congress to serve in his administration. This should be seen as good news for the Republican ticket in Virginia.

The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. That a win in Georgia was going to be a huge referendum on what they perceive as unhappiness with the GOP party and our president blanketing the American landscape.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also spoke of the potent tool Pelosi is for Republicans to use against Congressional Democrats.

Ryan was asked if he believed Pelosi was more toxic than Donald Trump. "Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future".

"This is not about me", Rice said.

But Pelosi didn't sound like she was going anywhere on Thursday.

Even Trump said in a tweet that he hoped Democrats don't force Pelosi out of her leadership role. We don't have either one of those.

Moulton is one of the House Democrats who has been most vocal in calling for a new generation of leadership. On abortion, where public opinion has been stable, Democrats have ditched their old attempts at moderation, undercutting the gains that secularization and the liberal turn on other culture-war issues should have naturally delivered them.

  • Joanne Flowers