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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.

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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.



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