Nancy Pelosi’s future as the top Democrat in the House of Representatives was thrown into question this week, with recent polls showing massive GOP gains and a ‘Trump bump’ heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
The former Speaker of the House’s leadership position is again in jeopardy after months of steadfast opposition to the largely popular GOP tax cuts; calling the legislation a “tax scam” and dismissing higher wages and big bonuses as “pathetic crumbs” to American workers.
“I would not use crumbs personally, and I think a lot of Blue Dogs would not use crumbs,” Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar told Politico.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley also slammed Pelosi’s language ahead of the 2018 elections, saying “I think for people making $40,000 a year, any increase in their take-home is significant for them, and I don’t want to diminish that at all.”
“Language is important, and we have to be very careful that we don’t insult people by saying that the amount of money they get is crumbs,” added Rep. Emanuel Cleaver.
The left-wing lawmakers public criticism of Pelosi comes as new polls show the GOP erasing recent Democrat gains going into the 2018 elections; throwing more cold water on the prospects of a liberal take-over of the House of Representatives this fall.