Duranged Pelosi is trying to rule over the Democrats through fear and intimidation. Bad news for Pelosi is that she’s played that tune too long and a group of anti-Pelosi voters grows beneath her mobster-like mentality.
House Democrats could be on the verge of a massive leadership fight. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wants that speaker’s gavel back in her hands. The problem: she may be short of the votes. The anti-Pelosi wing, or Never Nancy-ites, are sticking together for now, but they don’t have a candidate. Lauretta wrote that Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-CA), could be a potential challenger, Town Hall reported.
According to WaPo, Pelosi’s opponent has received a lot of support. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge said on Thursday that she has been “overwhelmed” by the support from many of her colleagues for her possible entry into the race for House speaker, becoming the first Democrat to publicly acknowledge a challenge to longtime party leader Nancy Pelosi.
“Over the last 12 hours, I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support I’ve received,” Fudge said in an interview with The Washington Post, adding that there are “probably closer to 30” Democrats who have privately signaled that they are willing to oppose Pelosi.
“Things could change rapidly,” Fudge said with a smile as she sat in her office, with her phone buzzing nearby.
Pelosi has said that she isn’t worried about the new opponent and when asked about the, at least,17 individuals who signed a letter against voting for her, Pelosi shrugged it off. First denying the existence of any such letter and then claiming those who don’t support her are mostly men.
Pelosi began her sexist tirade by throwing doubt in the existence of the letters, “Have you seen these letters? No?”, Pelosi snarked. “You have to ask ‘those people’ what their motivation is,” Pelosi said. “I think of the 17, it’s mostly like 14 men who are on that letter,” she added.
She then goes on to mutter something about misogyny being their problem and not hers. But the entire exchange was awkward and out of left field, where Pelosi lives.
CNN’s Manu Raju asked Drew whether he is concerned about backlash if he doesn’t support Pelosi and she does become speaker.
“I would have to say yes,” Drew said. “However, I’m always very hopeful that we all rise above that, and this is America and we’re allowed to have different viewpoints.”
Drew isn’t the first Democrat to openly admit that they’re afraid to disagree with Pelosi, but they keep voting her back in. So, it seems safe to say Pelosi’s intimidation strategy is working.