A prominent Liberal newspaper in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s home state of California demanded she publicly declares she will not seek to become House speaker should Democrats sweep to power in November’s midterm elections.
“The Republican Party is now clearly the party of Donald Trump,” the Sacramento Bee’s editorial board wrote Wednesday. “The Democratic Party cannot be seen as the party of Nancy Pelosi and win in November.”
Pelosi has become a divisive figure in electoral politics as Republicans use her face and statements in advertisements designed to drive their voters to the polls. But she is equally scorned by members of her own party for not being liberal enough, as congressional candidates facing tough elections distance themselves from her on the campaign trail.
Sacramento Bee’s editorial board said “With her three decades in Congress, Pelosi can still have a voice advocating for California and the issues she cares about,” they added. “But if she truly believes what she says about how important it is for Democrats to retake the House so they can stop Trump, she must accept that it can’t be with her as speaker.”
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