Wednesday, November 16, 2016

House Democrats Pressure Pelosi Amid Party Turmoil

Good she's vile, almost as repulsive as Harry Reid.

At WSJ, "House Democrats Pressure Nancy Pelosi After Trump’s Win":
WASHINGTON—Democrats’ poor showing in last week’s elections has begun to shake the party’s foundations on Capitol Hill, triggering a likely challenge to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that risks upending more than a decade of continuity within the House Democratic caucus.

One week after Democrats picked up only a fraction of the 20 House seats that they had once expected to gain, dozens of rank-and-file lawmakers at a closed-door meeting called on Mrs. Pelosi to delay leadership elections scheduled for Thursday. By the end of the meeting, she had done so, giving a faction of unhappy Democrats until Nov. 30 to potentially build support for an opposition candidate.

The coming leadership fight, in tandem with a separate battle over who will lead the Democratic National Committee, will expose fault lines within the Democratic Party that have been buried for years, cutting along the lines of race, class, geography and gender...