After the stunning defeat of Pelosi pick Jon Ossoff, as well as, ZERO wins in the last 4 Congressional special elections, Democrats are blaming the Minority Leader personally!
The ‘replace Pelosi’ rumblings have been building for months. She has seemed incoherent for months now and her track record has seemed to hit a major slump.
But the Ossoff catastrophe seems to have pushed it all over the edge.
The Handel campaign was sure to paint Ossoff as a ‘Friend of Pelosi’ and it made a huge impact in the “not-so-California” state of Georgia.
There is no challenge to Pelosi’s leadership, and none is going to happen at this point, said numerous Democrats. But it’s clear frustration is growing with the longtime Democratic leader following the extensive losses Democrats have suffered over the last half-decade.
And the fact that Republicans spent millions of dollars on TV ads tying Democratic hopeful Jon Ossoff to Pelosi — and the brand of progressive policies she represents — shows that she will once against be an issue for Democratic challengers in the very seats that the party needs to win to make her speaker again.
Some Democrats want to replace Pelosi atop their caucus, as they have since last November’s poor showing at the polls; they say there is no way to get back in the majority with her as their leader. And others who backed her in last year’s leadership challenge have now flipped their stance.
“I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” said Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who supported Pelosi in her last leadership race. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. But she certainly is one of the reasons.”
“#Ossof Race better be a wake up call for Democrats – business as usual isn’t working. Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future,” Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a rising star for the party, tweeted on Tuesday night.
“I think it’s very concerning that that tactic still has some punch,” added Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who challenged Pelosi for minority leader last November. “Again, it’s part of the broader national brand that average people don’t feel connected to the Democratic Party. Walk up the street and ask 10 people what the Democrats stand for, you’ll get 10 different answers. That’s no way to build a national party.”
And there’s more:
Democrat Joe Cunningham running against Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) tweeted, “If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. Time to move forward and win again.”
Rep. Kathleen Rice of Long Island, New York, “We need leadership change. It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”
There are plenty of reasons besides the recent losing streak to replace Pelosi.
Recent press conferences have shown Nancy Pelosi to be losing her mind, as she garbles names, mispronounces countries, and sometimes even looks lost.
This latest gaff would be hilarious if it was not so serious for our leaders to be of sound mind.
During a press briefing on Thursday, the House Minority Leader criticized the president’s choice of visiting Saudi Arabia first during his inaugural foreign trip.
She actually complained about the order in which President Trump is visiting other countries. Watch this:
How long until Pelosi is forced to resign? I have serious doubts she has what it takes to make it through another campaign. We will see! I do think her time is numbered. We will see what catastrophe they replace her with.
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