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NY Times Reporter Just Exposed Pelosi As Questions Arise Over Her Leadership

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NY Times Reporter Just Exposed Pelosi As Questions Arise Over Her Leadership

It’s not just rumors anymore. According to Politico, a dozen frustrated Democrats met Thursday afternoon to discuss if and how they could replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the top Democrat and minority leader. The group was led by Reps. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio). The core of the group feel that Pelosi has to go if the party is going to have a chance to win the House back in November of 2018.
“There are many more people today, even from November, who are much more vocal, who have approached us and said, ‘I’m done. We need to move forward and we need to get a new leadership team in place,” Rice said after the hour-long meeting. “There is a consensus, I think, that we can reach in the caucus that allows for a new leadership team to be put in place in a time that’s well before, hopefully, November of next year.”
Despite the fervor around replacing Pelosi, no one stepped up to challenge her. Rice, Moulton, and others who left the meeting said that no decisions were made about their next steps, but will meet again to keep the discussion moving. “The takeaway from the meeting is that we want to win again in 2018,” Moulton said. “I think people see the stakes more clearly.”
The unrest among Democrat leadership has increased since their loss in the special election in Georgia on Tuesday. The Republicans spent millions of dollars tying the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff to Pelosi, a tactic that has been used successfully by the GOP since 2010.
Pelosi and her allies do no think that the resistance has enough support to actually remove her from leadership. “I would say that too if I were her. But I can tell you that I’ve been speaking to a lot of members of the caucus who have supported her in the past – as have I – but the time has come,” Rice said.
Pelosi was adamant in a Thursday news conference, even mocking her critics by saying that they are more interested in promoting themselves than helping the party win back the majority. “When it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun. I love the arena, I thrive on competition, and I welcome the discussion,” Pelosi said.
However, on Friday New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman called out Pelosi when she posted a tweet showing talking points issued from Pelosi’s office. Pelosi’s talking points requested supporters to post these comments to show support. Now, Rep. Pelosi has a right to defend herself but, this shows all is not well in the Pelosi camp.
Nancy Pelosi in trouble
The House Minority leader characterized herself as a “master legislator” and a “strategic, politically astute leader.” She said, “I am proud of the unity that we have had and, frankly, my leadership in terms of keeping everybody together.” She noted, “I think I’m worth the trouble.”What do you think about the idea of the Democratic party replacing Pelosi?

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