Clueless Pelosi Says Dems Need New Leadership, Doesn't Realize She's Leadership


As much as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would like to deny or dismiss it, there is a growing movement among rank-and-file Democrats for new party leadership in Congress.

In a rather obvious and odd contradiction, Pelosi just signaled in an interview that she wholeheartedly agrees that there ought to be new leadership of the party … while somehow failing to recognize that she is the leadership of the party (along with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer).

Pelosi sat for a lengthy interview Wednesday with KQED-FM in San Francisco to discuss a number of topics, and she wasted no time in ripping President Donald Trump in light of recent legal developments with regard to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

Manafort was found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion, while Cohen pleaded guilty to similar charges in an unrelated case. None of the charges has anything to do with Trump, yet Pelosi insisted those guilty pleas and verdicts proved Trump had “engendered a culture of cronyism and corruption in D.C.”

Sorry, congresswoman, but the culture of cronyism and corruption was alive and well in D.C. long before Trump even thought about running for office. But I digress.

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While Pelosi smeared the president as being corrupt, she nevertheless drew back from the idea that Democratic candidates in this year’s midterm elections should be running on a promise to impeach Trump.

“Let’s seek the truth, find the truth, and protect the Mueller investigation … and stop the assault on the (Department of Justice),” Pelosi said. “We have to protect the integrity of the system he’s making an assault on.”

As to the “assault” her leadership is facing among some current and potential Democrat House members, Pelosi implied the push against her was not coming from rank-and-file Democrats, but instead had been spurred on by “special interest, dark money” and Republicans who think they can pick the opposing party’s leaders.

Again, sorry, congresswoman, but you have little room to talk about “special interests” and “dark money,” and most Republicans would prefer you hang on as leader for a few more years, if only to continue using your countless gaffes and idiotic statements in campaign ads that write themselves.

Do you think Democrats will eventually push Nancy Pelosi out of her leadership role?

Of those campaign attack ads that feature Pelosi, the Democrat leader bragged, “They attack me because they’re scared of me.” She listed some of her legislative “accomplishments,” like the Affordable Care Act, and added, “I eat their lunch.”

But when it came to the direct calls against her leadership from within the party, Pelosi attempted to somehow exclude herself from “leadership” generally, and ludicrously said, “Everyone wants new leadership. I want new leadership.”

Well then … bye.

Yet Pelosi wasn’t quite finished yet, as she also took a subtle shot at the more far-left progressive and socialist candidates rising in the ranks of young Democrats. She warned that some of their radical ideas were counterproductive to Democrat electoral efforts, such as the call to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which Pelosi suggested merely needed to be reformed with more oversight.

Pelosi exhibited confidence in the interview that Democrats will take back control of the House, though she declined to predict how many seats they will flip, and seemed assured of her continued role as a leader of the party.

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There may be something to support Pelosi’s confidence in maintaining her position as leader, as The Washington Free Beacon just reported that nearly two dozen of the Democrat candidates and incumbents who’ve either called for a new leader or remained neutral on the topic have accepted political donations from Pelosi.

There are nearly 60 Democrat candidates or incumbents who’ve gone on record in opposition to Pelosi’s leadership, and another 40 or so who’ve deftly avoided taking a position on Pelosi, but at least 22 of those Democrats were revealed to have accepted Pelosi’s support of their candidacy.

The Free Beacon compiled a list of the 22 Democrats that revealed their remarks about leadership as well as how much money they received from Pelosi’s PAC to the Future and her campaign committee, on average $10,000 and $4,000, respectively.

Perhaps Pelosi is assured she will survive a challenge to her leadership since she has in essence bought off dozens of young candidates with substantial donations to help them get elected. But remember, it is Trump who is engaged in cronyism and corruption, right?

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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