House Democratic Whip James Clyburn defended Rep. Ilhan Omar from charges of anti-Semitism Wednesday, arguing that critics ought to consider her personal experience as a refugee from Somalia.
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio) announced Tuesday she would be supporting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) bid for speaker of the House just hours after Pelosi announced that she was planning to revive the House Administration subcommittee on elections and make Fudge the chair.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in a new interview that she is best fit to be the next speaker of the House if Democrats win a majority in the 2018 midterm elections on Tuesday, suggesting that none of her Democratic colleagues should get to serve in the position while she is in Congress.
Third-ranking House Democrat James Clyburn (D., S.C.) said he would pursue the speakership if his party wins the House in the midterms and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) can’t whip the votes needed to be elected to the position.
Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.), the House assistant minority leader, said Wednesday that congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will need to wait her turn before she considers joining Democratic Party leadership.
House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D., S.C.) said his party’s entire House leadership team should be replaced if the Democrats fail to recapture the majority in this November’s midterms.