Echoing the ongoing call by an increasing number of his colleagues to replace House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) said, “I think it’s time for a change,” on a CBS podcast which aired on Friday.
Moulton admitted that the Democrats currently leading the lawmakers are not “the right thing right now for the party.”
Host Major Garrett pressed the man for clarity. “So, let me just put this in very stark terms. You head into the 2018 midterms. You want this leadership team to be the bumper sticker for the Democratic House minority or not?”
“No, I don’t,” Moulton replied.
“Moulton has been openly critical of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, particularly in the weeks since Democrats lost four special elections in June,” CBS reported. “He has frequently called for new leadership but is now more impatient to usher the current leaders out.”
Unsure if he has enough backing to support pushing the longtime speaker out of her nest, Moulton still thinks that such a move is necessary. ”I think it’s the right thing to do,” he stated.
“What we’ve got to do – not just for our party, but I think for so many American people – is start winning again. Start bringing some balance back to Washington and start winning with leadership that the American people can trust – not the old, tired Democratic partisan leadership – but really a new generation of leaders who are going to put the country first,” Moulton explained.
He gave kudos to the House Speaker for her success in pushing the passage of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare through Congress, calling her an “amazing politician,” but he stands by his belief that it’s time for her to step down.
“Look, I just think it’s time for a change, Major.”
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