Democrats are fleeing Pelosi’s sinking ship.
So far, 23 Democrat House Reps have said they won’t run in 2022.
With Nancy Pelosi’s grip on the Democrat Party slipping, more and more Democrats are sniping at each other.
Pelosi sees her power slip in chaotic 2021, with Democratic retirements, infighting
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and House Democrats had high hopes in early 2021 after she secured another term as speaker of the House along with a very narrow majority in the Senate and President Biden in the White House, but she has seen her power slip through the fingers of her once iron-clad fist.
Political infighting between moderates and progressives compounded with nearly two dozen House Democrats announcing in 2021 they weren’t running for reelection have hurt her image ahead of the 2022 midterm elections next November.
Infighting between progressives and moderate Democrats has spilled out into the press.
One moderate Democrat blasted the progressive caucus in a comment to Fox News back in October.
2) “It’s the effing progressives,” said one moderate Democrat to Fox, accusing fellow Democrats of asking for “unreasonable things.”
In retaliation, moderate, Democrats are starting to upbraid their left-wing colleagues in internecine battles.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 27, 2021
Progressives and moderate Democrats also struggled to get on the same page regarding Biden’s agenda.
Pelosi has also come under fire from some in her party.
Pelosi defended the ability for lawmakers to trade stocks.
Many Democrats publicly came out against this.
In response, Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) tweeted: “No. It cannot be a perk of the job for Members to trade on access to information.”
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) – one of the wealthiest members of Congress thanks to his business career that included leading his family’s distillery as well as the gelato brand Talenti – echoed: “I disagree with the Speaker.”
And Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.), who represents one of the most competitive districts in the nation, wrote that “I disagree strongly” with Pelosi’s stance. “Americans are losing trust in government and we need to show we serve the people, not our personal/political self-interest.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has said that she doesn’t hold individual stocks or digital assets, reiterated late Friday that she thinks letting members of Congress trade individual stocks is a bad look.
“There is no reason members of Congress should hold and trade individual stock when we write major policy and have access to sensitive information,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “There are many ways members can invest w/o creating actual or appeared conflict of interest, like thrift savings plans or index funds.”
The American people strongly disapprove of Nancy Pelosi.
Why is she still around?