Nancy Pelosi has been a staple in the swamp of Washington, D.C. for decades. Her time in power, though, may be coming to an end.
And Nancy Pelosi could lose everything thanks to this surprising Democratic decision.
Since Democrats retook control of the United States House, Senate, and White House in late January 2021, everything has gone wrong.
Democrats are in shambles as a result of infighting over the party’s failings during Biden’s presidency.
Party insiders are grumbling as a result of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s poor leadership (D-CA).
Speaker Pelosi, 82, has been the leader of House Democrats since 2003, serving two terms as Speaker.
Democrats are now discreetly working behind the scenes to depose Pelosi as House Democratic leader in the next Congress.
Speaker Pelosi’s political future is uncertain, given her advanced age and demand from some Democrats to replace her with new, younger leadership.
Rumors are circulating that Pelosi may stand aside as Speaker to deliver the mantle to the next generation of Democrats.
According to Politico, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) talked with House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), the third-ranking House Democrat, about taking over House Democrats’ leadership from Pelosi.
Rep. Jeffries is now the fifth-ranking House Democrat and has long been rumored to be the next Democratic House leader.
Rep. Clyburn, a prominent African-American Democrat, is regarded as a key player in the Party.
The discussion with Jeffries came on the heels of reports that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was also working behind the scenes to gather support for Pelosi’s replacement.
Clyburn granted Jeffries, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, his blessing.
“There’s nothing I would ever do to impede the progress of our up-and-coming young Democrats and I see him as an up-and-coming young Democrat,” Clyburn said about Jeffries. “He knows that, I didn’t have to tell him that — but I did.”
During their conservation, Jeffries “referred to me as a mentor,” he said.
The backing of a well-known Democratic power broker, such as Rep. Clyburn, is a significant boost in the behind-the-scenes effort to unseat Speaker Pelosi.
The Daily Mail reported Clyburn’s “support would all but ensure a victory for Jeffries to become the first black lawmaker to serve as a congressional leader.”
While Rep. Schiff has been working behind the scenes to gain support, he may fall victim to Democrats’ fixation with identity politics.
An anonymous Democrat lawmaker told Politico that Democrats’ commitment to ethnic diversity is “what this country is all about,” which “bodes well for Hakeem.”
While Hakeem Jeffries has a lower national reputation, he would become the House Democrats’ next extreme socialist leader.
Nancy Pelosi’s political career may be coming to an end, with Democrats already preparing to replace her.
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