House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, may lose her job after the Democratic Party’s poor performance on election night when Republican voters snatched five seats from the Democrat Party.
As the New York Post has reported, after the Democrats were thwarted in their quest for a ‘blue wave’ in the election referendum, Pelosi’s congressional goals for 2021 are in jeopardy.
With the reduction in Democratic-controlled seats in the House of Representatives, the Democratic legislator from California, who holds the highest office in the House of Representatives, may have trouble getting enough votes to validate her position in the next Congress.
As one Democratic congressman anonymously said to Politico, referring to his party’s performance on election night, “It’s a dumpster fire.”
Two other moderate Democratic representatives expressed under anonymity to The Hill that along with other centrists, they would be discussing the possibility of giving their support to the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), as a replacement for Pelosi.
“He’s the only one prepared and positioned. He bridges moderates and progressives better than anyone. And most importantly, he’s not Nancy Pelosi,” said one of the congressmen.
“It’s time for Democrats to elevate a new generation of leadership in both the House and the Senate. Americans are clearly afraid of ‘socialism,’ want safe streets and neighborhoods, and to vote for people who they believe will help put more money in their pocket,'” he added.
For his part, Jeffries showed no interest and said he was focused on keeping his place. However, the proposal reflects a significant shift in Democratic domestic thinking, according to The Hill.
In a letter sent by Pelosi to Congress Wednesday, she called the possibility of reordering the chamber’s leadership a “challenging election.”
The House Speaker’s spokesman Drew Hamill dismissed comments about a leadership realignment.
“Today is not about the race for Speaker. Today is about the race for the White House and ensuring that our Members and candidates in uncalled races have the support they need. That is our focus.”
As Fox News points out, to run for the presidency of the House of Representatives, a majority of legislators are required to voice vote. Republicans voice for the minority leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), while the Democrats shout for Pelosi.
In this regard, under current conditions, several Republican leaders questioned Pelosi’s ability to win enough votes.
“I mean Nancy Pelosi doesn’t even have a majority where she can be elected speaker again,” said Tom Emmer, a Republican representative from Minnesota.