Pelosi: The Democratic Party Isn’t Fractured

By NTK Staff | 10.20.2017 @12:31pm

Nancy Pelosi told "The View," that she doesn't believe the Democratic Party is fractured like the Republican Party.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that the Democratic Party is not fractured despite calls from some Democrats for new leadership during an interview on ABC’s “The View” on Friday.

Meghan McCain asked Pelosi about recent calls for new leadership in the Democratic Party from people like Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and whether House Democrats were indeed fractured.

“Let me, with all due respect, disagree with you. There is not a fracture in our party similar to what’s happening to the Republican Party,” Pelosi said to applause from the audience.

“With all due respect, I think that’s part of your problem,” McCain retorted.

“It’s always been a dynamic party. That’s the vitality of it,” Pelosi responded. “You can name one or two people who want me to step down, and I can name you an overwhelming number of people in my caucus.”

Pelosi again explained that she would have stepped down if Hillary Clinton had won the election.

“I feel very confident in what I’m doing and the support I have. Please don’t think it’s anything like the fracture that is in the Republican Party,” Pelosi concluded.

Earlier this month Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) said that Pelosi should step down to make way for new leaders in Congress.

Other Democrats who have said that Pelosi needs to go include Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA).

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