Democrats are struggling to unify after last Tuesday’s shocking defeat and now House Democrats have delayed a vote to reelect Nancy Pelosi as their leader.
House Dems met for several hours on Tuesday morning and ended up pushing back a vote to choose the House Minority Leader, presumably because there wasn’t consensus, or they wanted to give rivals time to mount a campaign.
“This is a big development,” CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported from outside the meeting room, “the fact that Nancy Pelosi is not going to be elected the leader this week and she could have competition in the next 15 days.”
According to Zeleny, many Democrats believe it may be time “for somebody from a different part of the country, not from California, not from New York.”
He said so far, no one has come forward with the “strength of Pelosi, so right now she seems secure.”
Rep. G. K. Butterfield admitted to reporters that Democrats “got a shallacking” in Tuesday’s election and they’re going through a grief process.
“It’s just like death. There’s different stages of grief you go through and after a defeat such as this, there are different stages you have to go through. We have to interpret the results,” Butterfield said.