A growing number of liberal lawmakers are pledging to ‘dump’ Nancy Pelosi should they retake control of Congress this fall; easing concerns of moderate and centrist voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
According to Politico, a “growing trend” is taking place in the Democratic Party, with more and more left-leaning legislators -such as Rep. Conor Lamb- saying they wouldn’t support Pelosi’s bid for Speaker of the House if the “blue wave” sweeps them into power.
“A trend that started in earnest with Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), who won a special election deep in Trump country, has spread rapidly to encompass a growing cadre of candidates — many in must-win districts for Democrats — that threatens Pelosi’s nearly sixteen-year grip on the party’s leadership,” writes Politico.
“Whether you are someone who has been here a long time, a short time or a candidate running for office for the first time, people are being more vocal about how they feel about leadership of the party,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice.
Read the full story at Politico.