Rep. Brian Higgins (D., N.Y.) quickly abandoned the small rebellion against Nancy Pelosi to be the next Speaker of the House, announcing Wednesday he would support the lawmaker he previously called “aloof, frenetic and misguided.”
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.
Sixteen House Democrats and incoming members of Congress signed and released a letter to their Democratic colleagues on Monday saying they “believe more strongly than ever that the time has come for new leadership in our caucus.”
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. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio) is plotting to mount a campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 and will make wooing the “yoga vote” an integral part of his strategy, according to people who have spoken to the congressman.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) called two Democrats who’ve called for her ouster from party leadership “inconsequential,” saying they don’t have a following in the caucus.
At least 20 Democrats mounting bids for the House of Representatives in November have publicly said they won’t support Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) for Speaker of the House.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has no plans to step down from her position atop the House Democratic caucus, despite a growing chorus calling for new leadership.