Noise about removing Democratic House Minority Leader Nanacy Pelosi is back….
This has happened several times in the last few years….
It hasn’t amount to anything but noise….
Even if the Republican’s have made Pelosi a symbol they want to run against….
“They’ll have to make their own decisions,” Rep. Peter Welch said, noting it will likely be a question candidates have to answer. Republicans will continue to attack Democrats as Pelosi puppets because they “don’t have anything else to talk about in their districts,” he said.
Lamb “was taking the Pelosi issue off the table by inoculating himself,” the Vermont Democrat added. “And he did that for very good reason. He wanted to focus on the economic uncertainties of the people he wants to represent. He didn’t want to have a sidebar debate about Pelosi about other issues that really don’t go to the heart of economic concerns of people in that district.”
Rep. John B. Larson said other candidates may decide to denounce Pelosi if they think it will help their campaigns.
“And in fact, if I know Nancy Pelosi, she’ll say, ‘Say whatever you need to to get elected,’” the Connecticut Democrat said.
Pelosi’s camp said the Pennsylvania race is evidence that Republicans’ efforts to use her to advance a broader narrative about the Democratic Party won’t gain traction, even in a deep-red district. A Lamb political ad in which he said he would not support Pelosi for leader was not about distancing himself from her; it was about biography and a call to public service, they argued.
Many House Democrats agreed that Lamb’s success had nothing to do with his opposition to Pelosi and was really about his ability to tailor his argument to local and economic issu