Liberal activists and organizations throughout the country threw their support behind Nancy Pelosi this week; warning ‘Never Nancy’ progressives of a fierce “backlash” should they oppose her leadership.
“As Nancy Pelosi faces a grueling fight with her own members to regain the speaker’s gavel in January, pro-Pelosi left-wing activist groups are warning of a ‘backlash’ against House Democrats who oppose her,” writes Fox News.
“We strongly support and call on all members of the Democratic caucus to support @NancyPelosi for Speaker. Were it not for her skilled and effective leadership, the ACA would not be law today. Dems must reject attempts to defeat her and move caucus to the right,” tweeted MoveOn.org.
We strongly support and call on all members of the Democratic caucus to support @NancyPelosi for Speaker. Were it not for her skilled and effective leadership, the ACA would not be law today. Dems must reject attempts to defeat her and move caucus to the right.
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) November 15, 2018
“If right-wing Democrats end up helping Republicans by voting against Nancy Pelosi as speaker, they can expect to face serious backlash from the same energized and mobilized base of progressive voters that just brought Democrats a majority in the House. Which certainly could extend to primaries,” added the left-wing organization.
NANCY PELOSI: ‘Protecting’ Obamacare is Democrats' NUMBER ONE Priority
Potential Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi doubled-down on her party’s commitment to “protect” the Affordable Care Act this week; saying the issue will be the Democrats’ top priority should she regain her position as leader.
Pelosi was speaking with CBS News when she was asked to weigh-in on her top legislative priorities following the high-stakes 2018 midterm election.
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 11, 2018
“Instead of protecting the law of the land, the President has sided with those attorneys general who want to eliminate that benefit,” said Pelosi. “They have another chance with us in the majority to join us and remove all doubt about pre-existing medical conditions.”
“I’m staying as House speaker to protect the Affordable Care Act. That’s my main issue,” she added.
NANCY'S NIGHTMARE: Gallup Poll Shows ONLY 39% of Democrats Want Pelosi as Speaker
A stunning survey from Gallup is raising serious new questions over the political future of potential Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; showing a whopping 56% of Democrats don’t want her to lead the party going forward.
Even worse, just 39% of those surveyed think Pelosi should regain her former position as Speaker once Democrats retake control of the House in January.
“The question was posed to Democrats in Gallup’s Oct. 15-28 poll, conducted before the party won back control of the House in the midterm elections,” writes Fox News. “Dozens of Democratic candidates, including many who won their elections last week, have pledged not to support Pelosi for Speaker when the party decides on its leader for the next Congress later this month.”
“I do believe she’s got a lot of reason to expect that even some of the people who have said less than positive things about her coming back into the role will ultimately vote to support her,” said one party insider.
Read the full survey here.