September 18, 2021

COVID-19, fractured caucus could cause Nancy Pelosi to lose speakership

Rumblings of removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from House leadership have been growing for months, and several top Democrats fear that ongoing coronavirus issues may cost her the job in the near future.

A combination of unprecedented Dem losses in the November election combined with Joe Biden’s drafting of a number of Democrat representatives means that Pelosi’s power is hanging by a thread.

The Hill noted that COVID-19 further complicates Pelosi’s ability to garner enough votes to remain in power, writing on Saturday:

The combination of factors creates the chance that Democrats could face a dilemma on Jan. 3 in which Pelosi locks up the Democratic support to remain Speaker, but coronavirus concerns — illnesses, quarantines or otherwise — prevent a sufficient number of them from being in the Capitol to log their votes.

“Let’s say, just theoretically, we had six or eight people out with COVID, and the Republicans have none. They probably could elect [House Minority Leader Kevin] McCarthy (R-CA),” speculated Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY).

Pelosi already faced an uphill battle in her 2018 bid for House Speaker, with several progressive and moderate Democrats voting against her.

This time around, at least three House Dems — Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA), Jared Golden (D-ME), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) — are publically declaring their intention to oppose Pelosi’s reelection.

Progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have expressed their displeasure with Pelosi’s leadership, though they have stopped short of joining their moderate colleagues in outright calling for her ouster.

“There’s the usual suspects who make it part of their brand to vote against her,” Jim Himes (D-CT) told The Hill on Saturday. “But I think there’s an awareness — and there’s certainly a message coming from within the caucus — that this may not be a year for the usual branding.”

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Pam Hahn (@guest_1093716)
8 months ago

Fantastic so old

SGT Preston (@guest_1093820)
Reply to  Pam Hahn
8 months ago

If you ask me, the House is about 15 years late in removing Nasty Nancy Pelosi from her position.

Joe (@guest_1093722)
8 months ago

About damn time!!

Louise Shelley (@guest_1093725)
8 months ago

The wicked witch of the west should have been ousted a long time ago.

George Lukens (@guest_1093726)
8 months ago

Wow. This is what the people need. I hope she has to sit in the cheap seats and watch real work get done.

MB (@guest_1093736)
8 months ago

😩
Too bad
Time is up
You failed 🤢

Nannytk (@guest_1093737)
8 months ago

Wouldn’t it be great if someone would “pull her out by the hair on her head” just like she said she wanted to do to Trump? The witch certainly deserves it for what she has done especially with the stimulous that she stopped until she knew for sure Biden would be “elected” by the fixed election.

Holly Dutton (@guest_1093751)
8 months ago

It needs to be pointed out that calling Nancy Pelosi DONE will simply NOT happen UNLESS and UNTIL she is ACTUALLY REMOVED from office PERMANENTLY and PUT in PRISON or in the LOONY bin!

Florida Boy (@guest_1094284)
Reply to  Holly Dutton
8 months ago

Actually,”Ugly Nancy” reccomends being dragged out by the hair,but be careful,she wears a lot of cheap wigs!

Doris Whinery (@guest_1093755)
8 months ago

Amen to Louise Shelley’s reply.

Vickie (@guest_1093785)
8 months ago

This would be a country blessing.and Trump beat this fraud crap and get 4 more years amen yes god willing.

Jan Myers (@guest_1093788)
8 months ago

It would be such a huge blessing to get rid of this worthless human being!!!!

Billy Richard Wilson (@guest_1093855)
8 months ago

I see my remarks are being censored

Billy Richard Wilson (@guest_1093857)
8 months ago

Remove Pelosi now she has held us captive long enough.

Karole Conaway (@guest_1093928)
8 months ago

I am praying that she is removed from her position. She is a crazy piece of crap.

Todd (@guest_1094247)
8 months ago

She’s older than dirt and she thinks like dirt too!!!

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