The democrats are having a hard time, digesting their defeat in Georgia. While, Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) blames the entire party for the loss, as he said “we’d better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realize that the problem is us; it’s the party.”
Other democrats on the other hand, were fast to turn against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the defeat. They argued that although Democrat Jon Ossoff was a “great,” candidate, that it was the advertisement campaigns highlighting his ties with Pelosi that took him down.
“I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Tex., told Politico. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost, but she certainly is one of the reasons.”
Whereas, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Oh., wrote in a Medium post, “Here is the truth: the Democratic Party has a toxic brand, one that is worse than Donald Trump’s in many parts of the country,” and Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., told CNN “we need a leadership change. It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”
Democrat Joe Cunningham, took matters to twitter, as he tweeted: “If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. Time to move forward and win again.”
There is no doubt that Pelosi is in a rather difficult position and was an easy target for the Republicans, as they mocked by saying that Pelosi should remain in office, for as long as possible, since they have already prepared ads to take her and her team down, each time.
“I hope they keep Nancy for 10 more years. At least another decade,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said. “We have all the ads done. They worked perfectly in Georgia. We know how to run against a Nancy Pelosi-run party,” he added.