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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to step down at the end of this Congress after nearly two decades in Democratic leadership, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is the new favorite to lead the party. 

While Jeffries, N.Y., chair of the House Democratic Caucus, is the favorite, the debate over who will succeed Pelosi, Calif., could lay to bare the deep divide between progressives and moderates. 

Future leaders of the party could differ in their ideas for how to counter the GOP, as they brace for the possibility of serious losses in the midterm elections

While interviews with more than two dozen Democrats made clear that Pelosi maintains the respect of those she leads, many members expressed a desire to move beyond the octogenarian leadership comprised of Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Md., and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, S.C. 

 

Progressive chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal said she wanted 'more decentralized leadership.' 

'I think there was a 'holding of power' model that worked very well for a long time, and I think now it is more about a recognition of different centers of focus within the Democratic caucus that have to be brought in and brought together,' said Jayapal, Wash. 'It takes some acceptance of more-decentralized leadership.'

Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois, a moderate, said he wanted to see a leader who could pull the party together like Pelosi. 'I want to make sure that it is someone who can pull the party together. As Pelosi says: 'Our diversity is our strength, and unity is our power.' I want to make sure it's someone who can hold that unity.' 

Another Democratic member shared Schneider's respect for Pelosi's leadership.  

'She understands how to get things done and how to keep us together, even if it looks a little bit messy from the outside,' the member said. 'I think there's a real fear that without her, there's a world where we ended up like the Republicans under [Ohio's John] Boehner and then [Wisconsin's Paul] Ryan, where no one could keep them together.'

 

Pelosi was first elected speaker in 2007 after having led the House Democratic Caucus since 2003. Her first tenure as speaker lasted until 2011, and she served as minority leader from 2011 until 2019 when Democrats retook the House, making her speaker again. 

The Post reported that members 'overwhelmingly agreed' that Pelosi's successor should be 'equally as historic' as her claim to the first female speakership. 

'I can't prognosticate the future or what would happen, but if we are playing 'what if there is ever a change,' I think it is very important and would have no problem saying that, if I had a crystal ball, I would want the leadership to be reflective of this wonderful democracy in America we live in,' said Rep. Joyce Beatty, Ohio, who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus. 

'Certainly I would like to be able to say that I was part of the process that had the first Black American to be speaker of the U.S. Congress.' 

If Jeffries were elected speaker, he could check that box. 

'He's brilliant, he's smooth, but he is fearless,' said a member supportive of Jeffries. 'I mean, if we are fighting for something, I want Hakeem Jeffries on my side because he will go to the mat on an issue.'

Jeffries is a member of the Progressive Caucus, but is friendly to the business community and protective of moderates in swing districts, the Post reports.  

Pelosi in 2018 promised only to serve four more years in power. After months of dodging reporters' questions on whether she'd stand by that promise, in November 2020 she told reporters: 'When that conversation took place, there was a move to put limits on the leadership and the chairs of committees. ... What I said then is whether it passes or not, I will abide by those limits that are there.'

'I don't want to undermine any leverage I may have, but I made the statement.'

 

 

 

 

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And her legacy will be the complete destruction of San Francisco and California to a lesser degree...while also becoming one of the richest and biggest insider traders to ever work for the people she supposedly "represents"

Another swamp creature POS that belongs under the jail instead of being a wealthy government official with lifetime benefits for accomplishing nothing noteworthy in all her years in power.

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I think DeSantis should ban her from Florida since now that she's destroyed California she wants to hide out in the Sunshine State like donkey face AOC who thinks criticism of her is based on people wanting to pork her.

Sack "The Buffalo Range's TRUSTED News Source!"

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15 hours ago, SackMan518 said:

I think DeSantis should ban her from Florida since now that she's destroyed California she wants to hide out in the Sunshine State like donkey face AOC who thinks criticism of her is based on people wanting to pork her.

Maybe she's hoping Trump will grab her by the ..........

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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7 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

The fuck are you running off at the mouth about?

Hush up, the big people are speaking now

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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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1 hour ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

Lol he's still responding to me? He can't control himself, can he?

He did the same thing when I had him on ignore. Every single time I would post something, the very next post would be from him

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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54 minutes ago, Thebowflexbody said:

LOL.  Can't help rebutting all your bullshit.  As in each and every one of your retarded posts.  If that annoys you - good.  LOL

Rebutting..... Okay LOL

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

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1 minute ago, Thebowflexbody said:

Yes.  Rebuttals are a specialty of mine. :classic_biggrin:

Uh huh, well, you can have an A for effort or like my kid says, your will is strong, but your skills are weak

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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On 1/4/2022 at 12:41 PM, f8ta1ity54 said:

A progressive will not be elected speaker. Not while the majority of the party is moderate/right leaning on economic policy.

This should make it obvious to anyone that the democratic party isnt "socialist" or "communist".

I bet you identify as 'centrist'.  Honesty is not one of your traits. 

I was in a discussion with a baby- boomer liberal and he pulled that on me, along with the 'be reasonable'..  I said 'I'm a Gen X conservative, I grew up with friends who had parents that were as geopolitically ignorant as you.  You better come up with something new. '

 

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7 minutes ago, FanBack said:

I bet you identify as 'centrist'.  Honesty is not one of your traits. 

I was in a discussion with a baby- boomer liberal and he pulled that on me, along with the 'be reasonable'..  I said 'I'm a Gen X conservative, I grew up with friends who had parents that were as geopolitically ignorant as you.  You better come up with something new. '

No, I don't. 

Cool story bro. Want a cookie?

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