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House Dem: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come And Gone'

House Dem: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come And Gone'”

"I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out".

Pelosi had abjured critics by touting her accomplishments Thursday, saying, "Well, I'm a master legislator". I'm a strategic, politically astute leader.

The White House is suggesting that a Republican win in Georgia's special House election on Tuesday was a personal victory for President Donald Trump. She has the "overwhelming support" of her caucus, she said. 52 percent to Ossoff's 48 percent, disrupted those hopes of taking the seat left vacant by Republican Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

All the races were on GOP-friendly terrain.

The tweet comes as some Democrats are questioning if Pelosi is the right person to lead the party in the House. They must pick up 24 seats to do so.

Pelosi's staff fought back against the calls for new leadership.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) says it's time for a change at the top of the Democrat Party.

"And I think the answer is obvious", Vela said. "I mean, does anybody in this room think that we're going to be discussing a single-payer?"

Trump's comments about "crying Chuck" are in reference to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party".

Pelosi brushed off the tweet, contending that Trump hadn't actually written it himself because "it's a classic Republican line".

That's especially because she was the focus of a torrent of negative advertising casting her as a San Francisco liberal and linking her to the Democratic candidate. That drew criticism of Pelosi from fellow Democrats. I never spent much time on that race because I never believed that Jon Ossoff, despite raising $25 million, was going to win in a heavily Republican district that he didn't even live in.

BENNETT: That political consolation prize doesn't sit very well with some of the party's rank-and-file members like Congressman Tim Ryan of OH who says coming close isn't good enough.

Ellison said the Georgia 6th was not as competitive as 64 other House seats that Democrats could win in 2018 to wrest control away from Republicans, adding, "They're the ones who better be anxious". There are plenty of reasons: her lack of support for Medicare for All, her support for a hawkish foreign policy, the fact that she doesn't oppose money in politics, and many other issues where she has stood against the working-class.

Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, expressed optimism that Democrats can still take control of Congress' lower chamber next year, declaring, "The House is in play". "They don't have Clinton or Obama, so this is what they do". But Pelosi insisted she's already done that by bringing younger members into leadership.

"If we think we're going to win these elections because President Trump's at 35 percent, I think in districts like mine and certainly Georgia and SC, it takes more than that", said Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota. "We may have some different beliefs, but we are apart of one community... the community of the 6th district.", stated Handel during her victory speech.



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