Nancy Pelosi is terrified that she’ll pay a high personal cost for her actions.
She’s close to losing all of her power.
Nancy Pelosi tried to squash a growing Democrat rebellion with these two words.
The Democrats didn’t do as well as they hoped in the congressional elections.
While Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi thought that she would increase the number of Democrat seats in the House, the Democrats instead lost seats and only barely managed to cling to their majority.
This disappointing result has made Democrats question their leadership.
Moderates among the Democrats blame Pelosi and other leaders for their anti-police rhetoric and encouraging Black Lives Matter while the radical progressives want to push the Democratic Party even further to the left.
Pelosi however said that she has the role of Speaker “wrapped up.”
“‘You have a big vote Sunday night for speaker. You think have got that wrapped up?’ a reporter on Capitol Hill Monday asked the House Speaker of the January 3 election, ‘Yeah, I do,’ Pelosi said,” according to The Daily Mail.
“‘You have some thin margins this time around,’ the reporter pointed out,” according to the outlet. “‘That’s fine,’ she said, adding she isn’t concerned about the coronavirus pandemic impacting her chances at reelection for House leader of her party.”
However Pelosi wasn’t so confident on a call with her caucus, and she was trying to urge people to show up for the speakership vote.
“We need people to vote with the nominee. That would be me,” she said, according to sources. She later added that any vote for a different candidate was effectively a vote with Republicans against Democratic leadership.
But there’s no word yet whether the radical progressive wing of the Democratic Party will be willing to vote for Pelosi.
Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also told The Intercept that Pelosi is a familiar evil but that it could be worse.
“How do we fill that vacuum? Because if you create that vacuum, there are so many nefarious forces at play to fill that vacuum with something even worse,” she said.
But Ocasio-Cortez is being pressured by her own base not to vote for Pelosi without receiving something in return.
NFL player Justin Jackson tweeted, “If @AOC and the squad don’t do what @jimmy_dore has suggested and withhold their vote for Pelosi for speakership until Med 4 All gets brought to the floor for a vote … they will be revealing themselves. Power concedes nothing without a demand.”
If Pelosi wants to win her leadership, she’ll have to make a deal with the radical left to keep her power which will make Democrat leadership even more out of touch with the American people.
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