Democrats Eager for Pelosi to Hang Up Her Leadership Cleats

Democrats Eager for Pelosi to Hang Up Her Leadership Cleats

( – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been a mainstay in the Democratic party for nearly 30 years. In 2003, Democrats elevated Pelosi to the Democratic House Caucus leadership. Over the last 20 years, she’s either served as the Minority Leader or the Speaker of the House. In 2020, Pelosi said it would likely be her last election before retiring. On Tuesday, January 25, she reneged and announced she was running for re-election to save democracy and finish the equity movement that seeks to create equal outcomes instead of creating a society based on equal opportunity.

Some believe that may not be the best move for the 81-year-old stalwart. Former Congressman and now CNN political pundit Bakari Sellers (D-SC) thinks it’s time for Pelosi to hang up her cleats and allow new blood in the House Democratic Caucus and throughout the Democratic Party. The former South Carolina congressman said it would be difficult to sway a new generation of voters without a younger generation of lawmakers.

Although Pelosi announced her re-election bid, it doesn’t mean she will run for House Speaker if Democrats maintain the House in November or for minority leader if they don’t. There’s no guarantee Democrats will vote her back into leadership. Many believe Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) should be the new face of House Democrats. He’s young, energetic, and ready to lead the party into the future.

Whatever happens, stay tuned.

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