Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

It's not just the recent special election losses that chafe her Democratic detractors. "At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., on Friday. Their action plan: Keep talking.

Looking at the campaign ads eventual victor Karen Handle ran in the Georgia race, one would have thought she was running against Pelosi, not Jon Ossoff.

Last year, Rice backed a leadership challenge from Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan, who ran against Pelosi for minority leader but was defeated by a vote of 134-63.

While Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership in the past - the Republican National Committee sarcastically endorsed Pelosi for minority leader a year ago - the party's successful strategy of linking Democratic congressional hopefuls to the unpopular minority leader has caused some Democrats to call for new leadership.

Nevertheless, comprehensive national polls continue to show the same underlying dynamic that has caused Democrats to hemorrhage seats at the local, state and federal level since 2010: Millions of Americans see the party as uninterested in their well-being - in Ryan's words, "not being able to connect with the issues they care about".

He said the Democratic Party, however, isn't self-aware enough to realize that they'll always have an uphill battle if she's the face of the party. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!" he tweeted. "And usually they go after the most effective leaders".

"Obviously people are very concerned about where we are and they want to have a conversation about where we need to be", Rep. Tim Ryan of OH told reporters about why the group got together.


"It's fair to say nearly every cent has been raised through the prism of, 'we need to hold the Republican majority to prevent Nancy Pelosi from passing her far-left agenda, '" said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee - the House GOP's campaign arm.

"We should stop talking about Trump all the time, and Russian Federation".

Ryan was asked on CNN whether Pelosi is more toxic in today's discourse than President Donald Trump is. She's also expected to become one of the most closely-watched junior lawmakers in Washington given the symbolism of her win.

Another Democrat who has been pushing for leadership changes, Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas, told CNN the group didn't make any decisions at Thursday's meeting, but those who participated believe there is growing unrest among House Democrats about the direction of the current leadership team. The Iraq war veteran endorsed eight veterans running for the House this week, and started a new national security task force with other young veterans within the Democratic caucus.

On "The Five" tonight, Jesse Watters said Pelosi fundamentally doesn't understand America or Americans. "We're a family. We're going to have those discussions". "I love the fray". "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be".

Pelosi is undeniably problematic, but nonetheless, Democrats should take a step back and give her situation as an (unsurprisingly) detested woman in a position of power some more thought before driving her out, prematurely.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017.


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