Watters: ‘Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?’

“If we take back the House in 2018 then I think she’d stay leader”, said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.Pelosi is confronting renewed questions about her leadership In the wake of a dispiriting loss for Democrats in a Georgia special House race.”She’s a great fundraiser, but if the money we’re raising through her leadership is not helping us win elections, we have to have this hard conversation now”, Rice said. Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff by around 5 percentage points in the suburban Atlanta district previously represented by Tom Price, now the Health and Human Services secretary.She continued that it’s not easy to call for Pelosi’s replacement, as she’s been a “great speaker” and is a “great leader”, but “her time has come and gone”.Trump was quick to celebrate the Georgia win and accused Democrats of standing in the way of a legislative agenda bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year’s presidential election. They must pick up 24 seats to do so.Ryan challenged Pelosi last fall for the top leadership position, but lost that internal election, receiving only 63 votes from the 194 members.New York’s own Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Nassau) is far from alone in saying, “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team”. During Wednesday’s caucus meeting, Pelosi reportedly stressed to her fellow lawmakers that while the results have been disappointing, the party was making headway in districts that have been largely Republican-controlled for years.”I think I’m worth the trouble, quite frankly”, Pelosi said. The National Republican Congressional Committee said that internal data shows linking Pelosi to the Democratic candidate in Georgia helped the GOP win, according to Business Insider.”On immigration, for instance, public opinion had actually become modestly more liberal in the years leading up to Trump – but the Democrats are now nearly an open-borders party, so even modest skepticism about immigration tends to push voters toward the Republicans“. The overall messaging of the Democratic Party – more anti-Trump than pro-solutions – is also being criticized. Potential candidates may remember the Georgia race for a while, but legislators (and the rest of us) will forget it quickly.”I do not believe she’s an out-of-touch San Francisco liberal”, said Rice.”We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent not a smaller one. Do you think people went to the polls and said, ‘Oh my God, we’ve got to stop Nancy Pelosi?’ I don’t think so”, said Rep. John Larson, D-Conn.