Pelosi's momentum builds: 'Voting against Pelosi on the floor is a vote for the Republican'
It’s a bad day for the #FiveWhiteGuys, as Nancy Pelosi’s bid to reclaim the speaker’s gavel is getting stronger by the hour. A series of representatives and representatives-elect have come forward to announce their support for Pelosi over Underpants Gnome strategery intended to push the party to the right.
Connecticut’s Jahana Hayes, who had said she wouldn’t support Pelosi, cut right to the chase:
You can’t beat someone with no one, and the fact is that voting against Pelosi on the floor is a vote for the Republican nominee.
— Jahana Hayes for Congress (@JahanaHayesCT) November 27, 2018
Illinois’s Jesus “Chuy” Garcia said in a statement that “It is time for Democrats to come together and support a unified agenda of progressive values. I urge my freshman colleagues who are undecided to join me in supporting Leader Pelosi.”
According to New Hampshire’s Chris Pappas, “after careful consideration and discussion with many constituents and future colleagues in Congress … I believe [Pelosi] is best equipped to lead the House at this point in our history.”
Pelosi had already picked up support from Massachusetts’ Ayanna Pressley and Pennsylvania’s Madeleine Dean. Incumbent members of the House have also been coming out in support of Pelosi this week. In short, she’s got the momentum as the underpants gnome coalition crumbles.