House Dems Starting to Squirm: ‘Time for Pelosi to Pass the Torch to New Generation’


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is being urged out of her position by other Democrats in the House.

Top House Democrat Linda Sanchez, thinks it is time for Pelosi to step down and pass her leadership torch down to someone new.

We agree Linda, we agree! Pelosi fell off her rocker a long time ago.

She said, “I do think we have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus and I do think it’s time to pass a torch to a new generation of leaders and I want to be a part of that transition.”

The Vice Chairwoman continued, “I want to see that happen. I think we have too many great members here that don’t always get the opportunities that they should. I would like to see that change.”

The Hill reports:

Sanchez, the first Latina in House leadership, also said it was time for House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) to move on. Along with Pelosi, the three Democratic leaders have been at the top of leadership for well over a decade.

Sanchez said, “They are all of the same generation and again, their contributions to the Congress and the caucus are substantial. But I think there comes a time when you need to pass that torch. And I think it’s time.”

Pelosi, 77, has served in the House since 1987 and has led the chamber’s Democrats for 14 years. Hoyer, 78, has been in the House since 1981, and Clyburn, 77, entered the chamber in 1993.

Pelosi, who won an eighth term as House Democrats’ leader in November after a challenge by Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio), has faced calls from some Democratic lawmakers, like Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.), in recent months to step aside.

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, said in a statement that the minority leader still has strong support among House Democrats, calling the suggestion that she step down from her leadership role “a distraction.”

“Leader Pelosi enjoys wide support in the Caucus and has always said she not in Congress on a shift but on a mission,” he said. “Leader Pelosi is focused on winning back the House and anything else is a distraction from our path to the Majority.”

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