Skip to comments.Dem lawmaker: 'There's plenty of competent females' that can be Speaker instead of Pelosi
Posted on 11/15/2018 9:34:19 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said Wednesday that a congresswoman besides Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) should be the House Speaker.
Theres plenty of really competent females that we can replace her with, Ryan told reporters, before listing people such as Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as potential candidates, The New York Times reported Thursday.
His comments come as the battle for Democratic leadership in the House intensifies. Pelosi, who held the Speaker position from 2007 to 2011, expressed confidence on Thursday that she had enough support to be voted into the role.
But many lawmakers are insistent about the idea of having a new face in House leadership. As of Wednesday night, 17 House Democrats had signed onto a letter pledging not to support Pelosi's Speaker bid, according to Huffington Post.
Ryan has urged Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), to consider running against the California congresswoman.
"I'm still thinking about it," Fudge told CNN on Thursday night, adding that she has been overwhelmed by the amount of people encouraging her to run.
Ryan and other male lawmakers have faced criticism for their outspoken efforts to oppose Pelosi.
These male members were elected and got back here because of what women did, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said, The Times reported.
Pelosi on Thursday released statements touting support from multiple CBC members. She also earned the support from a pair of newly elected California lawmakers.
NO NO NO.
Any WOMAN but pelosi.
These male members were elected and got back here because of what women did, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said, The Times reported...
That’s the BIGGEST point of the article.
Men need not apply.
Frigging male house dems just had their testicles cut off.
If they had them to begin with.
Rather sexist to assume Nanzi’s replacement automatically must be a woman.
Civil service reform has been set back 150 years by political correctness.
LoL. Can you imagine a rat named Fudge in that position?!?
You have a guy like Tim Ryan who would be perfect to be the Dem Speaker. Ryan is quite possibly the most moderate, sane Democrat in all of Washington who has been the canary in the coal-mine warning against the Dems embracing out-and-out socialism.
The fact that he doesn't simply throw his hat into the ring tells you just how corrupt the Democrat Party is. They're willing to give the Speaker back to Pelosi, who lost it in 2010, and who is 78 years old.
He must be referring to Cortez.
don’t they sexist like champs.
Only females to be considered?
Let’s see, we have Ocasio-Cortez, Maxine Watets, Nita Lowey, etc. Lots of “talent” there.
I guess I’d have to agree. Not because the dem bench is particularly good - more a reflection of how low Pelosi sets the bar...
The same ones who are the firebrand for all these radical liberal craziness are victims of their own fires?
Go easy on San Fran Nan- any Italian with a speech impediment of the hands is 100% disabled- Probably psychotic too!
B-Bu-But priceless alt uni Princess Pelosi would be so sad.
The future of the Democratic party is women, ‘oppressed’ minorities, and non-whites.
sounds like they have binders of women.
Good. I hope make white DemocRats are happy. Like that ass Peter Rodino of Newark who pleaded to the growing minority Dems of Newark for one last time.
Jerk. Pathetic jerks all. Play race politics white boys and it will come back
to bite you in the butt.
(Of course they could still be competent “sex workers”)
I say we all start a Rally Around Maxine Waters. I’d say she could be the new face of the Democrat majority in the house, but new is not a word that could be used with her. Dems like identity politics so Maxine gives them black, female, old, ugly, and stupid.
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