October 15, 2015

Pennsylvania Democrat Continues To Dodge Support For A Pelosi Speakership

Add Shaughnessy Naughton to the list of Democratic candidates who are hesitant to support Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. Yesterday, an America Rising tracker caught up with Naughton, who is running for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional seat, and asked her twice if she would support Pelosi as speaker. Naughton declined to comment on both occasions.

This isn’t the first time Naughton has dodged this question. When she ran (and lost) for the same seat in 2014, Naughton skirted the issue and claimed she didn’t know what Pelosi’s intentions were.

It’s evident that Pelosi is a political liability in swing districts like PA-08. It remains unclear, however, if Naughton’s own ideology would lead her to support someone further to the left of Pelosi.