Nancy Pelosi’s future is one of the most hotly debated questions surrounding the midterm elections.
Will the Democrat Party keep her as their leader after November?
One leading Democrat just gave an answer and it’s very bad news for Nancy Pelosi’s future.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a media darling.
Despite the fact that Barack Obama declined to endorse the 28-year-old Democrat Socialist, and that a majority of the candidates she endorsed in recent primary elections lost, the media still considers her the future of the Democrat Party.
Left-wing activist Chris Cuomo had Ocasio-Cortez on his new CNN show and asked Ocasio-Cortez one simple question – would she support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House if the Democrats win in November?
Instead of giving a straight-forward answer, Ocasio-Cortez danced around the question like she was a boxer trying not to get tagged by the heavyweight champ.
“Well, I don’t think that there’s any one head. You know, we are a collective. This is a movement. And I don’t think parties are ever about one person but they’re about how the contributions that each one person gives to the party,” Ocasio-Cortez exclaimed.
“Of course, well, I think absolutely right now, you know she is … she is the leader of … no no, um, she is speaker — or rather leader Pelosi — hopefully we’ll see, she’s ah, she’s the current leader of the party and I think that the party absolutely does have its leadership in the House and Senate as well.”
Finally, she settled on the old “one thing at a time” cliché concluding, “Well I think, we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, as you mentioned. I’ve got to win my race first. But we’ve got to take a look at what’s going on. We’ve got to take a look at winning the House back in November. And then once the House is won we have to make that decision from there.”
31 Democrats running for office have pledged not to vote for Pelosi if they win.
That would be enough to deny her the Speaker’s gavel.
In addition, younger Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez look at the current leadership in the House, where the top three Democrats are all over 70 years old and may agitate for generational change.
Finally, there is no political advantage to declaring ironclad support for Pelosi as Speaker.
In the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, Republicans were able to nationalize the race around the message of “a vote for the Democrat is a vote for Pelosi.”
That proved to be poison in the race, and Republicans won a victory that many in the media believed had been out of reach.
Is that why Ocasio-Cortez was so hesitant to declare her support for Pelosi?
Did she want to avoid helping the Republicans nationalize every Congressional race in America around a referendum on a possible Speaker Nancy Pelosi?
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in Nancy Pelosi’s future and the 2018 midterm elections.