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NY Congresswoman: It’s Time for Nancy Pelosi to Go

Incoming freshmen pledged to vote against Pelosi. They shouldn’t put their new seats at risk by breaking that promise, this New York congresswoman says.

By NTK Staff | 11.19.2018 @2:30pm
NY Congresswoman: It’s Time for Nancy Pelosi to Go

Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) laid out the case for new Democratic leadership in the House in a Washington Post op-ed Monday.

Democrats “have the opportunity to show voters that we will deliver on the promise of change on which we campaigned,” Rice wrote. One of those promises is new leadership in Washington, D.C., which means House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) continued leadership of House Democrats could be in peril.

After stating that her position is not a personal one, Rice wrote:

But I also recognize that many of the candidates who won us this majority — men and women — promised the people of their districts that they would support someone new to lead our party in Washington. If — in their first vote as members of Congress — they fall victim to the pressure, intimidation and arm-twisting for which Washington is infamous, it won’t just be a broken campaign promise. It could very well cost them their seats two years from now.

Rice argued that a freshman losing his or her seat because “the Washington Establishment ordered you to do as you’re told,” and that a vote for Pelosi is a terrible way to start a term in Congress.

Rice also argued that she does not believe there is only one person capable of leading Democrats’ 230-member caucus, and that she hopes more Democratic women join House leadership, diffusing Pelosi’s claims of sexism and experience.

Democrats are not expected to meet about leadership elections until after the Thanksgiving break. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) has been mentioned as a possible challenger to Pelosi. The two women met on Friday.

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