"They took a special election and blew it out of proportion", said David Schultz, a political science professor at Hamline University.
New York Rep. Kathleen Rice joined her fellow Democrat in criticizing Pelosi Wednesday. Vela's comments come after he and several Democratic colleagues met privately Thursday afternoon to discuss ousting the house minority leader. In this week's election, Georgia voters, many of whom are skeptical of President Donald Trump and his tweets, demonstrated they nevertheless want more from an opposition than rants and adolescent rage over losing an election. "It's time for a new generation of leadership in the party", Moulton said during an interview Wednesday with CNN's Jake Tapper.
"We are heading into July, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but our party still doesn't have a clear economic message". Democrats had pushed the narrative that the vote was a referendum on Trump's presidency.
"This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership", the MA lawmaker said.
BENNETT: Democrats see 70 House seats that could be easier to flip than that Georgia district.
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"We'd better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realise that the problem is us; it's the party", OH representative Tim Ryan said Wednesday morning as he left a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Caucus in the Capitol.
Advertisements tried to tie Pelosi to the Democratic candidate in that election, Jon Ossoff. And in May, Greg Gianforte (R) defeated Rob Quist (D) to fill Montana's at-large congressional district that was vacated bych Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Pelosi spoke at a Democratic caucus meeting June 21 on Capitol Hill.
Asked if Pelosi should remain the top House Democratic leader in the next Congress, her number two, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, told reporters "I understand that she is intending to stay" and added "I don't think anybody is going to impeach her".
"But I take their insult against my city as a bankruptcy of values on their part not to recognize the greatness of the city I represent", she said.
"There comes a time when every leader has to say, 'For the good of the order and the betterment of the party, it's time for me to step aside.' And I wish that that would happen right now", said Rice.