Top House Democrat: ‘I Think It’s Time’ For Pelosi, Hoyer And Clyburn To Go (VIDEO)
Just when you thought calls from Democrats for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step down subsided, a ranking member of the party is calling for complete change at the top.
Top House Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez: ‘I think it’s time’ for Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and James Clyburn to go pic.twitter.com/rTOWvfVePo
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Washington Examiner reports:
“I do think we have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus and I do think it’s time to pass a torch to a new generation of leaders and I want to be a part of that transition,” Sanchez said on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers,” a weekly interview program.[…]
Sanchez explained the top leaders, including Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., have been running the House Democratic caucus for more than a decade and others are eager to play a bigger role.
“I want to see that happen. I think we have too many great members here that don’t always get the opportunities that they should. I would like to see that change.”
As TGP previously reported, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) said it was time for new blood, “We have three leaders who are 75 years old.”
America Rising PAC reported:
Kentucky Democrat John Yarmuth suggested that it’s time for Nancy Pelosi to step down as leader of the House Democrats and called for younger leadership of the Democrat caucus. Yarmuth told Politico, “We have to be willing to step aside. I love them all, but we have three leaders who are 75 years old.”
Combined with calls from Massachusetts Democrats Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch in April for Pelosi to step down and the Democrats’ fierce “civil war” over trade, it seems like Pelosi might not be the leader for much longer.