Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Posted June 27, 2017

"Right now, our fight is the Affordable Care Act".

"These people were against me last November", Pelosi added.

In her victory speech last week, Handel said she wants to focus on finishing healthcare, stimulating the economy by creating jobs and focusing on small businesses. Ryan's challenge to Pelosi showed many Democrats are exhausted of Pelosi's failed leadership and that Pelosi, as the poster child of their party, was costing Democrats in elections - including the presidential election, during which her name, placards of her face and recordings of her words were used on TV, stump speeches and elsewhere.

Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has been aiming to hold a vote on it before lawmakers leave Washington later this week for their week-long July 4 recess, but as of Monday, leadership appears to be falling short in securing enough support. I've always had trouble in the caucus from the start.

Pelosi has been under fire by critics in her party who look to the recent special elections - in which Democrats lost to Republicans in all four cases - as a further sign that it is time for new party leadership. We just lost the election.

"I'm here, and we're hearing all these other people", Pelosi said. She explained why she should stay. She will famously be known as the congresswoman who in 2010 said legislators had to pass Obamacare to see what was in it. "If Hillary Clinton had won, I might've gone home". But with Donald Trump in the White House, with a Republican majority in Congress, no way.