“I think everyone knows how much I love you Nancy Pelosi,” the former President Barack Obama said on Friday at a Democratic party action in California for donations.
The list of Democrats expressing frustration with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been getting longer and longer, to see in the last few weeks, but did not expect, the former President Barack Obama’s name.
At a party fundraising event on Friday afternoon in Northern California, Obama talked a lot of Pelosi – and even predicted that they will return to the task of the speaker of the house of representatives after the November mid-term elections.
“I think everyone knows how much I love you Nancy Pelosi,” Obama told the gathering at a house in a well-to-do, reported the Atherton, Politically.
“Nancy, I think this is one of the greatest speakers we have ever had, and will again be one of the greatest speakers we have ever, after we went through this cycle,” he continued. “And it’s not much, I would have done without Nancy, it is next to me every step of the way.”
“Nancy, I think this is one of the largest speakers we’ve ever had, and will again be one of the greatest speakers we have ever, after we went through this cycle.”
– Former President Barack Obama
But less than two weeks ago, Politico, that at least 20 challengers running in the Democratic primaries Pelosi’s leadership have been reported openly dismissive.
In addition, a group of incumbent Democrats – including U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins of New York, and Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania – not to say, Pelosi another term as party chief.
“Our leadership is out of touch with what’s going on, not only in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, but in Cheektowaga, West Seneca, Hamburg, Orchard Park and Lancaster,” Higgins told the Buffalo News that relates to swing States that voted for Donald Trump in 2016, and municipalities in the vicinity of Buffalo.
“Our leadership is out of touch with what’s going on … in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan …”
– U.S. Rep. Brian Higgins, D-NY
Perhaps the biggest blow to Pelosi for the future occurred last Tuesday in New York City, when the 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated longtime U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, 56, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.
To many political observers, suggested that the Democratic voters have become tired of the party of the old guard and want a new generation of leaders.
But Pelosi dismissed quickly Ocasio-Cortez upset victory as “a quarter” fluke – a comment that can only serve to inspire more of the younger, looking for more far-left candidates to move on to Pelosi and her contemporaries.
The event, where Obama spoke, was the co-host of Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and instead of at the home of Liz Simons and Mark Heising, the head of the philanthropic Heising-Simons Foundation.
It was part of a three-stop-Obama-Fund-raising tour in California, an event in Beverly Hills on Thursday evening.