Here’s the list of 50 Democratic candidates and incumbents who won’t support minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for Speaker if the party takes the House in the November elections.
Danny O’Connor, who is running in a special election this summer to replace former Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio), told POLITICO in an interview this past weekend that he won’t support Pelosi because he believes “we need changes in leadership on both sides of the aisle.”
Sherrill announced that she would not vote House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi into a House leadership position if she was elected to fill retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s seat.
“If the Democratic Party is going to earn back the trust of the American people then we need to show them that we are serious about changing our politics — and that means we need a change in leadership.”
After more than a decade of leading House Democrats as Speaker and Minority Leader, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will not have my support as leader in the next session,” Van Drew said in a statement.
“While I respect Leader Pelosi’s years of advocacy on behalf of California and the Democratic Party, it’s time for new leadership.”
“As I’m now working to help my community here in New Jersey, it’s time we have new leadership on both sides of the aisle in Washington to get the job done.”
“I do not currently support and will not support Nancy Pelosi for leadership in the next Congress….
“I won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi because we need new leadership in Washington.”
… But, it’s clear that Congress is not working for everyday people, and now is the time for new leadership in Washington with fresh ideas on moving our country forward and united.”
“We need new leadership in Washington, on both sides of the aisle, and at every level, from first-term members to Congressional leadership, and for this reason, under no circumstances, would I vote for Nancy Pelosi to again be Speaker of the House.”
I’m not supporting Nancy Pelosi as leader in any vote because I believe there are people who can better take the Democratic Party and our country forward.”
That’s why I would vote for new leadership, not Nancy Pelosi.
“My first pledge is one I have spoken of since the day I announced my candidacy… that as South Dakota’s lone Congressman, I will not support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House or any other leadership position.”
“I think it’s clear that on both sides of the aisle, people are seeking new leadership, and I’m going to be looking for someone who best represents my district and what we care about here.
All but Skinner say they wouldn’t vote for U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California as speaker if Democrats win the U.S. House this fall — an indication they feel a new generation should have a seat at the leadership table.
“She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it’s time for people to know when to go…. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi believes that she is the one that can lead this party.
“I think there’s a strong desire out there in America for new leadership in Washington, not just getting rid of Republicans but getting new leadership in the Democratic Party.”
Rep. Brian Higgins of Buffalo said… that he will not back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California for another term as the top Democrat in the House.
“The focus is on 2018, but I think there is going to be some change, whether it’s newer members or maybe someone not in leadership right now,” said Ryan, who said he still does not plan to vote for Pelosi for speaker if Democrats take the House.
“But he has believed for a long time that the House needs a new generation of leaders who can appeal to a broad swath of the American electorate.
“If I’m elected to Congress, I would not vote for Nancy Pelosi as leader of the Democrats.”
DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES NEITHER FOR NOR AGAINST PELOSI (34)”I would look at all leaders that would step up to possibly be Speaker of the House.
I think Nancy Pelosi has had a difficult job in the past, but I’m very concerned as are voters here in Kentucky that the leadership in Washington is really led in the Democratic Party by San Francisco and New York and we ought to look at some new leaders out there.”
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