Another fissure is breaking open in the Democrat party as a top party member tells Nancy Pelosi and her buddies to step down and stop off.
More from the L.A. Times:
It’s time for Nancy Pelosi and other longtime leaders to make way for a new generation to lead House Democrats, caucus Vice Chairwoman Linda Sanchez said Thursday.
“Our leadership does a tremendous job, but we do have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus and I do think it’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders,” Sanchez said.
It was a bold declaration for a member of House leadership, especially for a member from California, and could signal that she’s reflecting the views of many House Democrats.
There has been quiet grumbling for years about how long Pelosi, the minority leader from San Francisco, Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland and assistant Democratic leader James E. Clyburn of South Carolina have led the party in the House, but few members have been willing to publicly call for a change.