May 22, 2018

House Democrat: 'We need new leadership'

25 June 2017, 03:32 | Guillermo Sutton

"I'd like to keep her right where she is, because our record is extraordinary against her", Trump said in a Fox News interview.

A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia.

"I feel very confident in the support that I have in my caucus", she said.

Democrats also lost a special election in SC on Tuesday in a race Republicans were widely expected to win. 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.

"Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker, she was a great leader, but her time has come and gone".

"We need leadership change", Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) told CNN.

A number of Democrats have renewed their calls for Pelosi to step down as minority leader and make room for new ― and younger ― voices. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party".

"I'm in my 10th term and I certainly have never seen someone who is smarter in the kind of backroom maneuvering that Nancy Pelosi does", said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.

Dennis Rodman basically takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release
US doctors, however, said he apparently suffered "respiratory distress", and the oxygen supply to the brain was cut off. Accusations that the student died because of torture and beating during his captivity were "groundless", he added.

The criticism toward Pelosi is not new but the recent backlash against her led some liberals to reiterate their support for the long-time party leader. Moreover, the race garnered the attention of the entire nation, including the likes of President Donald Trump.

Some Democrats in Congress have publicly questioned Pelosi's leadership in the last few days, asking whether she's a drain on the party.

Rep. Tim Ryan (R-OH), who challenged Pelosi for the leadership previous year, said on CNN: "The brand is just bad". And Tuesday's runoff election in Georgia's 6th District shows that it might be possible.

"I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", she concluded.

Is Pelosi the proper scapegoat for all the woes of the Democratic party in the Trump era? "The Democratic Party needs new leadership now", he tweeted.

"The Democrats actually are competitive when they talk about Medicare, college tuition, wages", Watters said.

"Defeating Republicans in districts that they have traditionally held requires doing something drastically different than establishment Democrats have done before - specifically, running on a bold progressive vision and investing heavily in direct voter contact", said Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America.

Other News

Trending Now

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico
The Colombian said: "We're human beings so there are certain situations in which we are more affected by words than others". However, Santos' side should have too much for the All Whites even if they do rest several of their star players.

No 2017 Melbourne Cup for Gold Cup victor Big Orange
Benbatl also boosted his Epsom Derby form having finished fifth in the blue riband of the flat earlier this month. We had to force him a lot to get him as near fit as we could for World Cup night, then the ground was atrocious.

7 still hospitalized after London mosque attack
But she later deleted the tweet , saying she accepted the headline had been written before charges had been brought against him. Faith leaders were joined by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick at the vigil, which started with a short silence.

Maharashtra waives ₹34022-crore farm loans, 89 lakh farmers to benefit
In 2008, the CM said, the Central government had declared a Rs7,871.68 crore waiver which had benefited 37.83 lakh farmers. NCP leader Sunil Tatkare said that a variety of facets on the farm loan waiver were discussed with Fadnavis in Delhi.

In tweet attacking Obama, Trump says Russian Federation tried to influence election
You hit 'em back, punish 'em in some ways, which I don't think has been done by the last administration or this one. But following a Washington Post report Friday Trump seemed to have changed his approach.

Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pick
Now that the trade has been made official, the Lakers have the cap space to sign a max deal for a superstar like Paul George . That moment destroyed the relationship of D'Angelo Russell and his Los Angeles Lakers teammates for the rest of the season.

One CRPF jawan killed, another injured in J&K militant attack
Soon after the incident heavy contingent of army, SOG and CRPF personnel cordoned off the whole area and started search operation. Kashmir has seen a rise in militant activities with repeated attacks on security forces and police convoys.

It's time for No. 1 pick Fultz to turn 76ers into winners
"Despite how the Knicks are treating their players, Kris wants to stay in NY ", said Porzingis' brother Janis. The Sixers used a series of moves to jump up and snag the No. 1 pick, previously held by the Boston Celtics.

EC rejects pleas of 21 AAP MLAs in office of profit case
Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken demanded the resignation of 20 AAP MLAs and dared them to face the electorate again. In a setback for AAP , the EC has rejected pleas of 21 AAP legislators to drop office of profit case against them.

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death
Through statements on KCNA , North Korea said it dealt with him according to its domestic laws and worldwide standards. A North Korean spokesman quoted by AFP news agency accused the United States of mounting a " smear campaign ".