Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

During the briefing, she characterized herself as "a master legislator" and a "strategic, politically astute leader".

"I see their insult on my city as the bankruptcy of values on their party not to recognize the greatness of the city I represent", Pelosi said. "My leadership is recognized by many around the country".

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan criticized his party's brand, their outreach to voters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In the closely watched Georgia 6th District race, Democrat Jon Ossoff lost despite $30 million spent to back his bid against Republican Karen Handel. In Kansas in April, in Montana last month and in Georgia and SC on Tuesday, Democratic candidates outperformed their party's past showings, but still fell short where it counts: Republicans won.

"It's still, as the president called the House bill, mean", Pelosi said.

House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi fires up fellow Democrats at an election night rally at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 7, 2006.

Following Ossoff's loss, Democrats were quick to point out that the Georgia district was gerrymandered, that it had been in Republican hands since Newt Gingrich held the seat, and that Handle won a close race, while her Republican predecessor had won by a large margin. And as long as they remain so angry at Trump they can't think straight, I say, "Stay angry, my friends".

Trump himself weighed in over Twitter Thursday morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY.

The president wrote Thursday: "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out".

At a press conference Thursday morning, Pelosi dismissed the criticism.

Even Cher chimed in, tweeting that the GOP runs against her in every race. Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada.

Thirty days may be an eternity in politics, but it looks like the (mercifully) just-ended special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District could hold some clues that extend into 2018. "But her time has come and gone", Kathleen Rice, a Democratic congressman from NY, said on MSNBC yesterday morning. The lawmakers declined to tell reporters what they had discussed, but said it was an initial meeting and that more may follow.

"I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly". Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House.

"I know it's easy to feel disappointed and defeated", Lujan said in a video message to Democrats.

Democrats just might have to rethink their strategy a bit here.

Pelosi's comments come in the wake of new challenges to her leadership.

"We're still going to be on the defense in November of 2018", with Trump a likely "liability", he added.

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