Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 26, 2017,
Jun 26, 2017, 5:30
Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party".
Some hints of dissension is being seen on Capital Hill among the Democrats following the loss in the Georgia house race. Ossoff weathered a barrage of TV ads tying him to Pelosi, and featuring caricatures from Pelosi's San Francisco district.
MOULTON: Certainly one thing I learned as a Marine is - you know, my job description was very simple. "It's just that simple", Ryan said.
"This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership", the MA lawmaker said. He also wrote that his party needs "a genuinely new message".
Since 2010, Republicans have branded congressional campaigns all across the country as contests to oppose House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. "I mean, does anybody in this room think that we're going to be discussing a single-payer?" "It's time for a new generation of leadership".
"If you look at our history, the last three times we have had single-party control ... the following midterm election, the party out of power won 28 seats", he said. "It's like the gift that keeps on giving". "It's clear, that I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership".
Some are arguing that the Georgia race, in which Republicans ran heavily against Nancy Pelosi, proves that she is toxic and should retire. Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House. Since then, she has raised a whopping $570 million for the caucus.
Others replied that it would take more than new blood - it would take an entirely different mindset that rejects negative politics - something Pelosi is well-known for.
"I think I'm worth the trouble".
"I have no political debts to pay and my decisions will be made with one and only one consideration in mind - what's best for the lives of my neighbors in the Lowcountry", Cunningham said in a press release.