Democrats have a real problem on their hands for the 2018 election. Many of them know that a majority of Americans don’t want Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House ever again, but she refuses to retire.
One Democrat in Texas has admitted the problem.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
House Democrat: ‘No Way in Hell’ Do We Win in 2018 With ‘Obvious Obstacle’ Pelosi
Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela (Texas) called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) an “obvious obstacle” to Democrats taking back a majority in the chamber, saying there is “no way in hell” they can do it with her in leadership.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Vela, whose south Texas district is safely Democratic, said Pelosi was a clear “drag” on candidates in swing districts. Democrats are hoping to win back a majority in the House in 2018 for the first time since losing it to the GOP in 2010.
Historically, the party out of the White House does well in midterms.
“When we go to 2018, if we’re going to win the majority, Democrats have to win swing districts, which means winning independent voters, swing voters, and even Republican moderates,” Vela said. “The problem is that in that demographic … it is real clear that the drag on our candidates is Nancy Pelosi.”
“If you have an obvious obstacle, why not remove it?” he added.
There are plenty of people in congress who should retire. Nancy Pelosi is one of them but as long as she sticks around it’s good news for Republicans.
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Author: Mike LaChance