Trump rallies in Iowa following GOP victory in Georgia

Cheryl Sanders
June 23, 2017

Ryan last November challenged Pelosi for her leadership position and despite being handily defeated is still considered a rising star in the Democratic Party.

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

At a closed-door Democratic caucus meeting the frustration was palpable, according to people who were in the room, despite Pelosi's efforts to frame the results as evidence of incremental Democratic progress in deep red districts.

"When it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun", The Hill reports Pelosi as saying. "I thrive on competition".

Other Democratic leaders echoed his sentiment. The only congressional leader who Americans disapprove of about as much is House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is viewed unfavorably by 45 percent of Americans.

In her weekly news conference, the San Francisco lawmaker called herself a "master legislator" and a "strategic, politically astute leader" who can raise a lot of money and has experience winning a majority in Congress. In Kansas in April, in Montana last month and in Georgia and SC on Tuesday, Democratic candidates outperformed their party's past showings, but still fell short where it counts: Republicans won.

SETH MOULTON: Look. I think the Democratic Party has to come to terms with the fact that what we're doing isn't working, and it's time for some change. In all four special congressional elections that have taken place since Donald Trump's election, Republicans have used attack ads to portray Democratic candidates as allies of Pelosi. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party".

Pelosi laughed when asked about the tweet. Meanwhile, Handel linked Ossoff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Republican and conservative groups even connected him to Kathy Griffin and Steve Scalise's shooting.

Pelosi made it clear that she had no plans to step down from her post.

On "The Five" tonight, Jesse Watters said Pelosi fundamentally doesn't understand America or Americans. Daschle was a target, Tip O'Neill was a target, I am a target. "The people in the district chose who they wanted their candidate to be". And, with that, we'd also get knee-jerk reactions from some folks looking for an easy-to-grasp narrative.

The president's sarcastic support for Pelosi came after he had ranted on his favorite social media platform about a familiar topic - the ongoing Russian Federation investigation and what he views as the Democrats' sour grapes about losing last year's election.

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