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Fifth-ranking House Dem doubles down, says itís time to overhaul leadership
The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Mike Lillis

Posted on 07/11/2018 2:22:07 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) on Wednesday amplified her previous calls for a complete overhaul of House Democratic leadership next year.

Sánchez, the fifth-ranking House Democrat, made waves in October when she called for the top three Democratic leaders — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) and Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (S.C.) — “to pass the torch to a new generation” regardless of the outcome of November’s midterm elections.

On Wednesday, Sánchez doubled down on that assertion, saying there’s “a real breadth and depth of talent” that needs room to take the reins of the party.

“Having the top three leadership of the same generation, I think it’s time for that generational change,” Sánchez told reporters on Capitol Hill. “So I do still stand by that statement that’s it’s time for a generational shift.”

The remarks drew a sharp reply from Pelosi's office. "House Democrats are focused on winning in November and if you are rowing in the opposite direction, you are only helping Republicans," Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in response to Sanchez.

Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn, all in their late 70s, have led the House Democrats for the past 12 years, leading to frustrations among some newer members that there’s simply no room to get into the leadership ranks. Clyburn has said that if the Democrats fail to win control of the House in November, all three should step aside. Both Pelosi and Hoyer, however, have been emphatic that they’re the best suited to lead the party next year.

Sánchez on Wednesday acknowledged the lingering uncertainty surrounding the question of who will lead the party into the 2020 presidential cycle.

“Whether there’s transition or not remains to be seen,” she said.

Still, she’s the most prominent Democrat endorsing the idea that the entire leadership team needs rebooting, and she’s leaving no question that she wants to be among those climbing the ladder.

“I want to be part of that transition, because I don’t intend to stay in Congress until I’m in my 70s,” she said. “I want to help create opportunities for some of the new members who have a lot to contribute but don’t necessarily always get the opportunity.”

The comments come as Democrats are still shell-shocked over the defeat of Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), who lost his primary last month to a young liberal activist with no political experience. Crowley, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, was seen by many Democrats as the heir apparent to Pelosi, and his defeat has opened up new opportunities for younger, greener Democrats to begin eying the leadership ranks.

Sánchez, for her part, said she is not ready to jump into the race to replace Crowley.

“I think I’d do a good job as chair of the caucus, but I’m not prepared to make a decision,” she said. “I’m still talking with colleagues.”

She declined to give a timeline for announcing her plans.

Meanwhile, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who was defeated by Sánchez for vice chairman in a razor-thin vote in 2016, is actively exploring her own run to replace Crowley. Lee has been open about her interest in the post, contacting various media outlets to make her case. But she has also adopted a lower profile than Sánchez in one significant sense: She is not calling for the Democrats’ top brass to step aside.


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Are Hispanics planning a hostile takeover of the Democratic Party?
1 posted on 07/11/2018 2:22:07 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

POPCORN PING!


2 posted on 07/11/2018 2:23:15 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: yesthatjallen

It seems so. Pelosi and her ilk built this and now they are eating their own. Major popcorn time.


3 posted on 07/11/2018 2:26:44 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
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To: yesthatjallen

Praying they form a new party more closely aligned with open borders, screw Trump and free stuff for all.


4 posted on 07/11/2018 2:26:50 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: yesthatjallen

Democrats; the party of non-whites and non-heterosexuals.

Um... who exactly are the racists?

That’s okay; the conservative republican party has room for everyone. Even non-whites and non-heterosexuals. All legal immigrants too.


5 posted on 07/11/2018 2:27:49 PM PDT by Boomer (Leftism is the Mental/Moral Equivalent of End Stage Cancer)
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To: yesthatjallen

Says the woman who got her job in part by illegal alien votes.

She should never have been seated, and Dornan should have remained in office until a new election could be held.

Now she’s the fifth ranking Democrat. Very fitting for a party that hates the U. S. with a passion.


6 posted on 07/11/2018 2:28:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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Are Hispanics planning a hostile takeover of the Democratic Party?

No need to make it hostile. The black community is starting to figure out that Hispanics are the new Special People, and they've been put to the back of the bus. Democrats need votes, and blacks got passed by Hispanics in legal residents and voters years ago. Birth rates are also higher for Hispanics, since they don't abort half of their kids. The Dems had no choice, really.

Also not a surprise that #5 has renewed her call for #1-3 to step down, since #4 just lost to the cute young crazy-eyed bartender-Socialist in their East Manhattan Primary.

7 posted on 07/11/2018 2:30:11 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: yesthatjallen

It’s time to put Maxine Waters in charge!!


8 posted on 07/11/2018 2:30:22 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: yesthatjallen

No, Hispanics are going for a takeover of America.


9 posted on 07/11/2018 2:31:40 PM PDT by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Nutz II. Even a cameo appearance of Barbara Streisand squeezed between one way only open borders lunatics and everything little people need is free, knuckleheads. Michael Moore can play the role of the psychiatrist.


10 posted on 07/11/2018 2:34:26 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: DoughtyOne

“On Wednesday, Sánchez doubled down on that assertion, saying there’s “a real breadth and depth of talent”

Well they’ve got the breadth and depth (how low can they go) but zero talent.


11 posted on 07/11/2018 2:35:01 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: yesthatjallen

Whoever takes over, they are going to move much farther left.

I predicted years ago that the USA is going to look more and more like Brazil, Columbia, Argentina etc... in its society, economics and politics.

That’s where we are headed.


12 posted on 07/11/2018 2:36:28 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: dforest

If it’s a Mexican takeover, someone had better warn the black folks. Not exactly mutual admiration society members.


13 posted on 07/11/2018 2:36:59 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: dforest

If it’s a Mexican takeover, someone had better warn the black folks. Not exactly mutual admiration society members.


14 posted on 07/11/2018 2:37:01 PM PDT by blackdog
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To: yesthatjallen

Self immolation. The unwashed are asserting their strength in the Dependence Party.


15 posted on 07/11/2018 2:38:08 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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The remarks drew a sharp reply from Pelosi's office. "House Democrats are focused on winning in November and if you are rowing in the opposite direction, you are only helping Republicans,"

Ummm, Nancy? Shifting the Minority Leadership position to another Democrat does nothing to change the numbers in the House. It doesn't help Republicans at all. You're really losing touch with reality, chica.

Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn, all in their late 70s, have led the House Democrats for the past 12 years, leading to frustrations among some newer members that there’s simply no room to get into the leadership ranks. Clyburn has said that if the Democrats fail to win control of the House in November, all three should step aside.

Kudos to Clyburn for having a grasp on reality. Might there actually be an intellectually honest Democrat out there??

Both Pelosi and Hoyer, however, have been emphatic that they’re the best suited to lead the party next year.

Yeah, um, Nan? Your "leadership" over the last 12 years has led to a massive reduction in the numbers of Democrats at every level of government, including about 1000 total elected positions at the state and local levels. If you actually cared about your Party, you'd listen to the youngster... but thankfully, you don't. You're all about power, and you could care less about the nation, your Party, or anything else. PLEASE stay in power, and in front of the cameras, for as long as possible!!!

16 posted on 07/11/2018 2:40:08 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: DoughtyOne

Obama threw her under the Bus when she was running for the Senate against Willie Brown’s Ex Mistress Kamala Harris.

Color is thicker than Latina Ethnicity...


17 posted on 07/11/2018 2:42:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (One Man's Mainstream Media is another Man's Ministry of Propoganda.)
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To: blackdog

When the Clintons were in the White House, we often joked that they hired the cabinet people from the Circus.

You had the moose Janet Reno and that little elephant fart Robert Reisssssh. Then there were the bearded ladies without the beards. Pretty scary...

That’s pretty much it when it comes to Leftists.


18 posted on 07/11/2018 2:45:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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To: Bonemaker

So even Sanchez is smart enough to figure out there is no leadership. They haven’t had a wholesome idea in 60 years.


19 posted on 07/11/2018 2:46:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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To: yesthatjallen

Hispanic Rats vs White Rats vs Black Rats is so fun to watch.
Mad Maxine for Minority Leader.


20 posted on 07/11/2018 2:46:28 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right.)
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