In the wake of the 2020 election, Democrats quickly realized that the blue wave they were all told to expect quickly devolved into a blue puddle of utter failure. Party infighting has already begun and some moderate Democrats have their sights trained on the big boss, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) could soon become household name in politics after she became the first House Democrat, post-election, to voice her concerns over Pelosi’s leadership — going so far as to reveal that she will not be supporting Pelosi for another term as Speaker.
“I will not be voting for Nancy Pelosi” Slotkin bluntly stated during an interview with Politico. “I have no idea if people are gonna run against her, or who might run against her. And I will of course have this conversation directly with her. But I believe we need new leadership.”
Slotkin echoed previous concerns from other moderate colleagues in the lower chamber in which they claimed that the progressive wing of the House moved too far to the left, especially with concern to topics like “defunding the police” and socialized medicine.
The Michigan congresswoman argued that House Democrats seem to have lost sight of the middle part of the country, leaving non-coastal Democrat voters with no true sense about where the party is headed, especially under a Joe Biden presidency.
“The brand of the national Democratic Party is mushy,” Slotkin said. “People don’t know what we stand for, what we’re about.”
As ABC News reported last week, Pelosi was quick to announce her intentions to run for Speaker of the House for the upcoming new session of Congress. There have been more than a few rumblings within the House suggesting that for the first time, Pelosi might not be supported as fully as she once was, especially given her seeming embrace of the ultra-radical left.
With any luck, other lawmakers will follow Slotkin’s lead and show the fortitude that it will undoubtedly take in order to dethrone Pelosi and keep her from steering the party — and possibly America — closer to full-blown socialism.