Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Democrats are lagging 0-4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races in Kansas and Montana.

After attending the meeting on Pelosi's future, Representative Richmond, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, suggested the solution might be changing the narrative surrounding the minority leader, not ousting her. "I need to step back and do what's best for this party'".

Around the same time House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was declaring she had broad support to remain the top Democratic leader and jabbing back at her critics, a group of her colleagues met privately to brainstorm on whether there was a way to force her out.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi in front of Capitol on Thursday. She will fight for lower taxes, great healthcare strong security-a hard worker who will never give up!

During her weekly news conference around the same time, a defiant Pelosi challenged the idea that she should go simply because the GOP base doesn't like her, noting that the right tends to denigrate whatever Democrat happens to be in power. "And I don't think we're doing enough of that, and I think that's evident in this [Ossoff] race". "But we're still losing". Ryan added, "I don't think it's fair". She said she has told Democrats to stop focusing on Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

Just hours before the news conference, moderate Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside.

U.S. President Donald Trump knocked Democrats on Wednesday for obstructing his agenda, one day after a fellow Republican won a congressional race in Georgia that was widely seen as a referendum on his young, turbulent presidency. "The honest answer is in some areas of the country - yes, she is", Ryan said. I have enormous respect for her.

TIM RYAN: I just think if you start rationalizing and participate in a level of delusion that we cut the lead, you know, by however many points, that that's somehow good - to me, that's unacceptable.

Nevertheless, Karen Handel managed to garner 53 percent of the vote to beat her opponent, the Democrat Jon Ossoff, showing that the polls, much like in the presidential election, were off, and that money and enthusiasm did not translate to votes for the Democrats.

Democrat Jon Ossoff's campaign for the House of Representatives in the Georgia special election seemed like a glimmer of light in an otherwise dark and destructive path of current American politics.

"The Democratic Party needs new leadership now", Cunningham tweeted.

"I love the fray", Pelosi said.

She was referencing other Democrats speaking their mind on news shows.

As they have in the past, Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership.

We're told Ryan's office is looking to swear Handel in at the same time as Ralph Norman, the Republican who won South Carolina's special election on Tuesday night.

But while Republicans were facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, Handel steadied the ship in a district that only narrowly backed Trump in last November's vote.

While there were surely many reasons for Ossoff's eventual failure to flip the sixth, his loss has provided Democrats with an excuse to do some necessary soul-searching as 2018 approaches.

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