Skip to comments.With George, Miller's retirement, Pelosi will lose her consigliere
Posted on 01/13/2014 1:48:36 PM PST by KingofZion
Senior House Democrat George Miller announced on Monday that he would retire at the end of this Congress, unearthing a flurry of questions over what it might mean for the party ahead of the November elections. Are more retirements imminent? Is Congress liberal presence in peril?
Sources close to the nerve center of the House Democratic Caucus caution against rampant speculation, but they do acknowledge theres one person who stands to lose the most from the 20-term lawmakers departure: his fellow Californian, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Over their years serving together in the House, Miller has been one of Pelosis very closest allies. He has remained an adviser and a confidant, even as Pelosi surpassed him in the leadership ranks and shattered the glass ceiling as the first female speaker.
In 2010, as chairman of the Education and Labor Committee, Miller helped pass Pelosis legacy bill, the Affordable Care Act. In 2014, Miller continues to hold an honorary leadership position despite lacking a formal title within the power structure.
*** This aide added that Pelosi needs her progressive lieutenants with institutional knowledge more than ever, now, as she seeks to lead a large freshman class of moderate members who arent always amenable to voting the party line. Shes definitely weaker, he said.
When Miller leaves at the end of the year, Pelosi will need to look elsewhere for members who can help fill the void, and sources say she has already started to elevate more junior members into positions of power.
*** Aides close to Pelosi say that, at the end of the day, the Houses top Democrat is resilient, with no plans to step down or step aside later this year or anytime in the immediate future.
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“Aides close to Pelosi say that, at the end of the day, the Houses top Democrat is resilient”
Resilient? heck she’s half plastic she’s indestructible to everything except heat.
And water. I’m pretty sure I saw a movie once where a woman just like her melted after being hit with water.
Yes my Rep is going to take his millions and ride off into the sunset?
I have a feeling we won’t be seeing the last of him.
Bummer. I’ve been eagerly waiting for the day a Calif. Condor flies down and mistakes her for a large Rat, thrusts their talons in her and then carries her off to peck out her bug eyes and feed them to their young.
George wants to spend more time with his ill gotten gains.
One kingmaker Dead. A kingmaker who is a Communist.
And I'm being nice.........
I thought she had that removed as a teenager.
I would pay good money for a copy of the video.
Have you SEEN her district? She is not going anywhere except and unless in a pine box