A growing chorus of liberal legislators are walking away from Nancy Pelosi ahead of the 2018 midterm elections; raising serious questions over the political future of Pelosi should Democrats retake control of Congress this fall.
“Democratic congressional candidates are revolting against Nancy Pelosi in even bigger numbers, amid fears that her grip on power could hurt the party’s chances in the midterms and hold back its next generation of leaders,” writes Fox News. “The list of candidates refusing to support the California Democrat for speaker — or refusing to state their position — has steadily grown, though estimates vary.”
One Democratic candidate who recently won a primary in Michigan refused to answer questions surrounding Pelosi’s future.
“Probably not. That’s my answer, no. Probably not,” said Rashida Tlaib. “For me, I need someone that, again, is connected with the different levels of poverty going on, the fact that there are structures and barriers for working families in my district that need to be dismantled, and supporting big banks and supporting efforts that I don’t think put the people first is troubling.”
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