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BU Professor: Pelosi Won’t Be Speaker, Leadership ‘Teetering’ After Capuano Defeat

"If the Democrats do gain control of the House, I don't think she's going to end up speaker of the House as she was before."

By NTK Staff | 09.05.2018 @2:11pm

Thomas Whalen a political science professor at Boston University predicted that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wouldn’t be elected speaker if Democrats retake the House and added that her leadership is “teetering,” following Rep. Mike Capuano’s (D-MA) primary defeat during an interview on Wednesday.

Capuano, who had served 10 terms in Congress, was unseated by Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley, a far-left candidate, in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night.

NECN reporter Joy Lim Nakrin asked Whalen if Capuano’s loss was bad for Pelosi.

“Absolutely, I mean, Nancy Pelosi is counting on people like Capuano because her leadership right now of the Democratic House is really teetering,” Whalen said.

Whalen then pointed to Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) as someone who is leading the charge to unseat Pelosi as leader of the Democratic caucus.

“If the Democrats do gain control of the House, I don’t think she’s going to end up speaker of the House as she was before,” Whalen said.

Whalen added that Democrats will look to replace Pelosi with a “left-of-center,” candidate.

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