Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Pelosi's defiant comments came as Democrats remained angry and divided after throwing some $30 million into a House race in Georgia on Tuesday, only to end up with a loss that wasn't even very close. Numerous criticisms of Hillary Clinton uttered during the Democratic primary campaign by Bernie Sanders and others traced their lineage to Republican condemnations against her and her husband that had been first trotted out in the 1990s. She referenced that the GOP spent millions of dollars promoting House Speaker Paul Ryan since he was on the 2012 ticket as the vice presidential ticket and "I have a hundred million or so spent against me and his numbers are no better than mine".

Isn't rearranging leadership in the Democratic party a lot like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic?

They explain their totals includes money raised for the party not directly controlled by her committees.

Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic voters.

"There are many more people today, even from November, who are much more vocal, who have approached us and said, 'I'm done".

No other Democrat possesses the stature to match those accomplishments.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Still, there is something odd about the attacks on Pelosi.

Even now, with Pelosi, Democrats are to a large extent integrating GOP attacks against her - that she is out of touch with white working-class voters and that she personifies far-left social values because she's from San Francisco.

But it's her fundraising skills that are regarded as a key political asset.

The division in the Democratic Party is now more apparent than ever.

She was elected to Congress in a special 1987 election.

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"So you want me to sing my praises, is that what you're saying?" the California Democrat remarked dismissively to reporters when asked why she should stay on as leader.

According to the CRP, Pelosi ranks third in generosity to other candidates over the past 27 years, behind Hoyer ($11.8 million) and former Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio ($11.1 million).

"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. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be".

The Democratic Party seems to be in disarray especially after the disastrous elections that many had expected to expose Trump's weaknesses, however, it did quite the opposite.

And Rep. Tim Ryan criticized Pelosi along with his party's brand and its outreach to voters. Pelosi's PAC gave $496,000.

"We need a winning strategy and I think the first step to getting to a winning strategy is a change in leadership", Rep. Kathleen Rice told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Thursday. "She is a great leader".

Wednesday, Pelosi stressed that now was the time for Democrats to come together.

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass, echoed that sentiment on CNN. "It's time for a new generation of leadership in the party", Moulton said during an interview Wednesday with CNN's Jake Tapper.

"One important lesson is that when they go low, going high doesn't f**king work", Tanden said. Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff by around 5 percentage points in the suburban Atlanta district previously represented by Tom Price, now the Health and Human Services secretary.

In special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4 losing races in Georgia, Montana, South Carolina and Kansas.

But Pelosi taunted Rice and others urging her to step down, issuing what sounded like a warning on Thursday, saying, "when it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun".

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