Nancy Pelosi is in a heap of trouble–and not just from Republicans this time.
Pelosi’s inefficiency in office is quickly coming back to haunt her in wake of the upcoming 2018 elections.
And while Republicans are consistently pushing back against the difficult House Minority Leader, even members of her own party are growing sick of her–and she just received some very bad news about her position.
Nancy Pelosi may soon find herself out of a job.
Her lack of authority within the House is causing fractures in her party–and her fellow Democrats are beginning to notice.
A wave of doubt has fallen on the top Democrat in the House, and it may end her career.
The Daily Caller reported:
House Democrats have consistently bucked Pelosi on key issues, undermining her authority within the caucus and casting doubt upon her future as top Democrat in the House.
Most recently, House Democrats have sought to distance themselves from Pelosi after she repeatedly dismissed the tax cut bill’s benefits to the working class as “crumbs.”
“I would not use crumbs personally, and I think a lot of Blue Dogs would not use crumbs,” Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar told Politico for a story that ran Tuesday.
Democratic Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver echoed Cuellar’s remarks. “Language is important, and we have to be very careful that we don’t insult people by saying that the amount of money they get is crumbs,” Cleaver told Politico.
Other Democrats have similarly distanced themselves from Pelosi’s remarks, even as she has remained unapologetic for using the dismissive language.
Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, indicated that Pelosi’s remarks were counterproductive. “I think for people making $40,000 a year, any increase in their take-home is significant for them, and I don’t want to diminish that at all,” Crowley said last week.
“The approach has to be more big picture than personal, because you can’t tell people that are getting $200 a month more that that’s not good,” Democratic Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth told the Washington Examiner. “That’s big money for a lot of people.”
Yarmuth added, “I wouldn’t say a couple thousand dollars a year is ‘crumbs.’”
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, has also distanced himself from Pelosi’s talking point. “I would not describe it as crumbs,” Ellison told Business Insider. “The income inequality is so bad that if you could pick up 1,000 or 900 bucks, maybe it helps.”
Pelosi also has vastly different political ideals from her party, further creating a rift between the leadership and the minority group.
The Daily Caller continued:
Tax reform is just the latest key issue on which House Democrats have veered away from Pelosi.
Despite Pelosi’s warnings against it, six Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump in November. The House overwhelmingly rejected the motion a month later in December, but 58 Democrats supported moving the process forward. That number has inched higher since then. Sixty-six House Democrats supported the motion a second time around in January.
Pelosi’s ability to lead took another hit late last year when Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers was credibly accused of being a serial sexual harasser. Pelosi initially defended Conyers as an “icon” and deferred to a House Ethics Committee investigation — a process that can stretch out for years.
It took Pelosi 10 days to call for the establishment Democrat’s resignation, which she did only after facing the prospect of a revolt from members furious that Conyers could remain in office. Conyers stepped down shortly thereafter.
If Pelosi continues down this path of stubbornness and ineffectiveness, she may soon be replaced by a more competent leader, who can work to solve problems in the government rather than create more.
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