by Kylie Handler, editor
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been a favorite villain for many Republican leaders and candidates over the years.
While the Democrat has remained adamant that she will stay in the House and keep her role as leader, several fellow Democrats have begun distancing themselves from her.
Even the thought of Pelosi stepping down poses a threat to GOP candidates.
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Pelosi is often painted as an old, mentally unstable, out of touch elitist by her opponents — and who would Republicans target if their favorite liberal were to step down?
Although the liberal has been a muse for many Republican smear campaigns, she did haul in $50 million for House Democrats last year.
If Pelosi were to step down to focus more on fundraising for Democrats, the GOP would be left without their boogeyman and spectators believe it would lessen the chances of Republicans holding control of their majority in the House.
A Republican strategist reportedly told Business Insider, “It would cause tremendous concern throughout GOP campaigns who use her polarizing status as a pillar of their attack ads.”
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There are a number of liberals anxiously awaiting to take over Pelosi’s role in the House. Several Democrats fighting over the top spot could cause havoc within the party, which decreases the likelihood of any leadership change to come.
“If Pelosi were to depart before the midterm elections in November, and if Democrats could not unify around a new leader right away, the focus could stay on Pelosi,” reports Business Insider.
In 2016, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for her top spot.
Reps. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Steny Hoyer, the House minority whip are two Democrats looking forward to taking a big job promotion.
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“It’s impossible to see her leaving or her stepping down without Reps. Hoyer and Clyburn promising now to run, which it’s tough to imagine them doing,” a former senior Republican aide told Business Insider.
“A contentious leadership election in the midterm year would be a devastating distraction,” the aide said. “And failing to have that leadership election in the election year simply keeps all the focus on Pelosi.”
Democrats like Rep.-elect Conor Lamb ran ads distancing himself from the Pelosi, yet she maintains she has a “strong following in the country.”
Unfortunately for the delusional liberal, that is not the truth.
According to an analysis by NBC News, “At least a dozen Democrats won’t back her and many more are ducking the question — all as Mike Pence stepped up attacks on the House Minority leader.”
It is no secret that whether Pelosi stays in her top spot or decides to finally step down, she is a burden to the Democratic party.
Thankfully, if she ever does step down, we still have Senator “Crying” Chuck Schumer to target.
–Kylie Handler is a news editor for The Horn News