Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

"It's fair to say nearly every cent has been raised through the prism of, 'we need to hold the Republican majority to prevent Nancy Pelosi from passing her far-left agenda, '" said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee - the House GOP's campaign arm.

The response from some: It better be.

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has some of her party's colleagues publically voicing that they want her out.

The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority.

The Georgia contest was the most expensive House race in history, and the GOP dusted off the same playbook it has used effectively since the Republican wave of 2010: Hammering Democratic candidates with a relentlessly anti-Pelosi message that drives out the conservative base. She told reporters on Friday that she is confident that she retains support among her fellow Democrats. "The House remains in play now". "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be". "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be".

But after Donald Trump took office and Republicans dove into their agenda of repealing former President Barack Obama's health care law, Democrats' united opposition papered over their divisions and their generational divides. He went on to credit the election loss of Democrat Jon Ossoff, which took place in Georgia this week, to Nancy Pelosi.

Still, Democrats would have massive gaps to fill if they were to oust Pelosi.

Ryan made an unsuccessful attempt to take Pelosi's spot as House Minority Leader last fall and from where he is sitting today he believes that even with Trump's sinking approval ratings, the Democrats won't win back the House majority, reports Yahoo News.

Pelosi, who represents California's bay area, was featured in numerous attack ads aired in Georgia's 6th Congressional District leading up to the run off.

Following Ossoff's loss, a number of Democratic legislators made public calls for Pelosi to step aside to make room for younger lawmakers eager to present a new vision for the future of the party.

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Vela is a two-term Democrat in the House from Texas.

"One of the disappointing things from the last couple of days is that that approach still has a little bit of punch to it".

But while Pelosi's critics are increasingly vocal, they have not yet answered critical questions about who would fill her leadership and fundraising roles if they were to mount a serious challenge for the perch atop the party Pelosi has held since 2002.

That's because they think she helps them win elections.

Pelosi, by far the Democrats' most potent fundraiser, said Thursday that she's been pressed in the past to spend some of the money promoting herself, but decided against it.

"So you want me to sing my praises?"

Pelosi said Republicans will always make a target of Democratic leaders, saying they did so with legendary former House Speaker Tip O'Neill and many others.

Republican Karen Handel won the historically red district with a campaign that tied Ossoff to Pelosi.

"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. "It's not enough to dislike Trump".

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

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