June 22, 2017

Questions About Nancy Pelosi’s Leadership Continue To Grow

It’s been two days since Jon Ossoff’s epic GA-6 loss, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continues to feel the heat from House Democrats and the media. Ossoff’s connection to Pelosi is one of the chief reasons why he lost, and because of that Democrats like Congresswoman Kathleen Rice want her to go:

This afternoon, Pelosi was asked about her unpopularity, and made it clear that she doesn’t care how much of a political drag on Democrats she was, she’s not going anywhere. Pelosi went so far as to say that the “decision about how long I stay is not up to them”:

Yet given the growing number of headlines questioning Pelosi’s leadership, the problem Pelosi is confronting is not going away anytime soon. According to Politico, a group of House Democrats have already planned a meeting to plot ways to remove Pelosi:

“A group of unhappy House Democrats plan to meet Thursday to discuss if — and how — they can replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as minority leader. Led by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), the faction believes Pelosi has to go in order for Democrats to have a chance to win the House back in Nov. 2018. Ryan unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for party leader back in November.”

See below for the latest group of awful headlines for Pelosi:

CNN: Some House Democrats say it’s time for Pelosi to go

Washington Post: Democrats reel from another special-election loss, and some point fingers at Pelosi

The Hill: Dem lawmaker: ‘You’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi’

Roll Call: Pelosi Blows Off Calls to Step Down

Politico: Pelosi’s Democratic critics plot to replace her

Politico: Defiant Pelosi isn’t going anywhere

Politico: Tim Ryan: It’ll be ‘very hard’ to win House control with Pelosi at the helm