Published: Sun, June 25, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Ossoff was tied directly to Pelosi, and her San Francisco-centered base, in a number of Republican-funded campaign commercials targeting voters in the highly-educated and conservative suburban district he was hoping to win.

But despite the renewed noise surrounding Pelosi's leadership, no one within the caucus has stepped forward to challenge her and an actual coup against the long-time leader is still a long shot. Even my colleague Andrew Prokop warns that Democrats shouldn't "sugarcoat" the result, which is "bad news" for the party.

"There comes a time when every leader has to say, 'For the good of the order and for the betterment of the party, it's time for me to step aside, '" she told Politico. And all the focus on whether Nancy Pelosi should stay or go as House minority leader seems largely beside the point.

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

Furious at their loss in yet another Trump-era special election, Democrats are calling for the head of.

Democrats invested millions in the costliest House race, but Republican Karen Handel beat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday.

'We know know exactly how to run against a Nancy Pelosi-led party, ' he continued.

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In a retort Thursday, Pelosi said, "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly". In remarks to The Guardian, Handel said, "The lack of civility in society as a whole, some of it, I believe, is very much fueled by social media and frankly, it's fueled by the fact that journalism is not journalism any more".

The demonization of Donald Trump, however, has not worked in any of the four special elections held so far to replace Republicans who moved on to other jobs.

Democrats just lost their fourth special election in a row.

They also failed to win a seat in South Carolina Tuesday night.

Clamoring on to power like the true career politician that she is, Pelosi isn't going to go down without a fight. Some on the left argued for a sharper progressive message and more pointed attacks on Republicans and Trump, while Democrats from Midwestern and working-class districts emphasized the importance of an economic message that could appeal to working class voters who were drawn to Trump.

Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House a year ago, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

But Pelosi continues to command great loyalty from many in the House, and she insisted her position was not in jeopardy.

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