‘All of Us Have Got to Go’ if Democrats Lose Midterms, Pelosi Lieutenant Says ‘All of Us Have Got to Go’ if Democrats Lose Midterms, Pelosi Lieutenant Says – NTK Network

‘All of Us Have Got to Go’ if Democrats Lose Midterms, Pelosi Lieutenant Says

At “Jim Clyburn’s World Famous Fish Fry,” the South Carolina Democrat told Politico that new leadership will be needed for House Democrats if they don’t win the majority in November.

By NTK Staff | 04.23.2018 @11:00am
‘All of Us Have Got to Go’ if Democrats Lose Midterms, Pelosi Lieutenant Says

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her team of top lieutenants are on the chopping block should Democrats fall short of retaking the House majority in November, one of those Democrat leaders said this weekend.

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), a member of Pelosi’s team of top Democrats in the House alongside Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Joe Crowley (D-NY), told attendees of his annual fish fry event that this is his team’s last chance to retake the majority, or they’re all out.

Rep. Jim Clyburn said Friday night that if Democrats fail to win enough seats this November to take the House majority, the party’s whole leadership team should step aside and make room for new faces.

“If we’re still in the minority” after Election Day, “all of us have got to go,” Clyburn told Politico after his annual “Jim Clyburn’s World Famous Fish Fry” in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.

Those are likely welcome words to many House Democrats. Pelosi and her team are nearly all in their late 70s with the exception of Crowley, and have been serving in leadership for nearly two decades. Younger Democrats, eager for an opportunity to lead and shape the future of the party, would welcome a mass exodus of the septuagenarian set.

Just last week, NTK reported that Crowley is eyeing the top Democrat spot if “Pelosi decides to retire, or they win but she doesn’t have the 218 votes to be speaker.”

Crowley is likely not alone, either. Shortly after the 2016 elections, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) openly challenged Pelosi’s leadership in a long-shot bid to be House minority leader. Ryan’s effort was unsuccessful, but it did produce 63 votes among House Democrats against Pelosi. Numerous Democrats running for House seats across the country are calling for new House leadership:

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