Democrats must know that they’re going to lose the House of Representatives in the midterms because they’re already talking among themselves about who should replace Nancy Pelosi.
Of course, there’s always the risk that they’ll pick someone even worse.
They apparently discussed the issue at a secret meeting.
Just the News reports:
Democratic leaders held secret meeting to discuss Pelosi’s successor: report
With the midterm elections fast approaching and Republicans poised to take control of the House of Representatives, Democratic lawmakers are looking for their next leader to succeed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi is running for reelection to her congressional seat, though a Republican victory in the midterms would remove her as speaker.
Other Democrats, however, see an opening to claim the party’s top leadership post in the lower chamber. Amid growing chatter that California Rep. Adam Schiff was interested in taking the reins of party leadership, New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called a meeting of party leaders to discuss the matter, Politico reported.
Schiff built a public profile during the Trump administration as a leading promoter of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax and a major player in the Trump impeachment efforts. He further served on the House Jan. 6 committee. Jeffries reportedly grew nervous about a potential threat from Schiff to his own ambitions.
In a Sept. 1 meeting, Jeffries met with Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina, to discuss how best to handle Schiff’s potential campaign. During that meeting, Jeffries reportedly found an ally in Clyburn for a potential leadership bid of his own.
So it could be this guy?
Sounds like the Dem's planned replacement for Pelosi has already learned a lot about political shenanigans from Nancy…https://t.co/g8XLgNP7cz
— Robert Bruce Mythtical Laird of Scotland (@bobw222) November 5, 2022
Or Adam Schiff?
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) November 4, 2022
What a clown show.