Perez Blames Democratic Loss in Georgia's Special Election on Gerrymandering

Cheryl Sanders
June 25, 2017

"Well, I am a master legislator". I think our leadership owes us an explanation for what's going on in these four elections but also a plan moving forward. "Every attack provokes a massive reaction that is very encouraging to me from my members, from our supporters outside and across the country".

WASHINGTON ― House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended her leadership amid growing frustration within her caucus in the wake of a stinging special election loss in Georgia.

Democrats came close but still lost two other contested special elections earlier this year for Republican-held seats in conservative Kansas and Montana, and the outcomes in Georgia and SC could put a crimp in the party's fundraising and candidate recruitment.

The loss in Georgia followed similar disappointments in special House elections in Kansas and Montana, as well as in South Carolina Tuesday night.

All the races were on GOP-friendly terrain. As a result, several House Democrats have intensely and publicly criticized Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi.

Moulton is one of the House Democrats who has been most vocal in calling for a new generation of leadership.

Kathleen Rice, a NY representative who urged Pelosi to step down past year, agreed. Ryan added, "I don't think it's fair".

President Donald Trump added fuel to the flames by mocking Democrats on Twitter. That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!

Pelosi brushed off the tweet, contending that Trump hadn't actually written it himself because "it's a classic Republican line".

The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up.

Republicans tied Ossoff to Pelosi during the heated campaign which was thought to be the death knell for the aspiring young liberal politician. Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada.

It was laughable to watch the Party of Losers come up with reasons for why they never had a chance in Georgia, or say that the margin of victory was an encouraging sign of future Republican weakness. "Those are beet red districts", Perez said. "And at some point I don't think we should sit back and take it".

Entrenched career politician Nancy Pelosi is finally feeling the heat from an unlikely place - her own Party. "They don't have Clinton or Obama so this is what they do".

The challenge for Democrats, as pointed in Politico's reporting, is that there are no viable candidates to challenge Pelosi and take over the leadership.

She explained her frustration with the June 21 caucus meeting. What if they dislike Democrats more than they do the president?

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