Based on a new report, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) may be facing a revolt from within.
As Politico reports:
Pelosi’s stance is increasingly putting her at odds with moderate members in her caucus, some of whom are growing more vocal in their anger by the day and with less than two months before the election.
A call between the centrist New Democrat Coalition and leadership grew heated Tuesday as Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) defended their position, even as several lawmakers pleaded for them to change tacks in the coming weeks.
“My conviction is to actually do my g****** job and come up with a solution for the American people,” Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) who sits in a GOP-leaning seat, said, according to two sources on the call. “We have to bring something to the floor.”
Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO) argued, “We can‘t wait around forever for the proposal we think is the perfect proposal and that obviously won’t be helpful to anybody. Time is of the essence here.”
Plus he added, “If you’re looking at something that is wholly insufficient and does not address the complexity of the money, then you’re actually just wasting that money.”
Firebrand Dem Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York stated, “This administration, it seems what they want to do is cut another $1,200 check, but they don’t want to actually provide state and local [aid], That $1,200 is a nice little sugar high, and I support giving another stimulus check…”
She stressed, “but a second check in and of itself alone — if we’re not going to support state and local funding, if it’s not going to include significant investments in testing, tracing capacity and infrastructure — all it is is a little sugar high. It’s not going to solve the critical issues of the pandemic.”
Fellow Empire State Rep Max Rose declared, “Every member of the leadership team, Democrats and Republicans, have messed up. Everyone is accountable. Get something done. Get something done!”
The speaker made her case. “A skinny deal is not a deal,” Pelosi argued on a call. “It is a Republican bill.”