THE majority of voters don’t want Nancy Pelosi to be elected as Speaker as she’s blasted for delaying the stimulus package, a poll revealed.
The House Speaker’s leadership has been called into question since the Dems’ woeful election result Credit: Reuters
Pelosi was accused of delaying the Covid-19 stimulus package for partisan reasonsCredit: EPA
Pelosi also faced a backlash on social media after she called the $600 stimulus checks “significant” as other party members and Donald Trump wanted a larger amount sent to hard-hit Americans.
“We also have in the legislation direct payments, which were not in the Republican bill, to America’s working families,” Pelosi said on the House floor.
“I would like them to have been bigger, but they are significant and they will be going out soon.”
Although most Democrats think she should retain control of the House, the majority of voters are against Pelosi remaining as Speaker for what would be her fourth two-year stint.
Pelosi also faced a backlash on social media after she called the $600 stimulus checks ‘significant’Credit: EPA
Around 56 percent of the voters surveyed for the poll said they wanted her out.
Responding Dems said she should stay put by a 20-point margin of 53 percent to 33 percent but a whopping 83percent of the GOP respondents want Pelosi gone.
Just 22 percent of Independents want her to remain as House Speaker but 59 percent are against this.
Pelosi needs a majority of 218 Democratic votes by the full House of Representatives to hold onto her gavel.
Pelosi is pictured getting the coronavirus vaccine this weekCredit: AFP or licensors
Even her fellow Democratic lawmakers have leveled criticism in Pelosi’s direction.
“I do think we need new leadership in the Democratic Party,” Ocasio-Cortez, said during a podcast interview on “The Intercept” last Thursday.
“I think one of the things that I have struggled with, I think that a lot of people struggle with, is the internal dynamics of the House has made it such that there [are] very little options for succession.”
Meanwhile, after praising the stimulus deal this week, Pelosi appeared to ignore questions from a CNN senior Congressional correspondent around why she rejected a larger stimulus bill from the Trump administration.
She apparently refused to answer questions about rejecting a larger relief package before the electionCredit: Reuters
“Pelosi wouldn’t answer my question about why the $900billion deal is more acceptable to her than the $1.8trillion offer [Treasury Secretary Steven] Mnuchin made to her this fall,” Manu Raju reportedly said.
“She left the press conference as I asked her the question, and she ignored my question in the hallway as well,” he added, per The Daily Wire.
Raju said that Pelosi would not call on him during the press conference, “which is becoming a pattern,” although only five reporters were in the room.
The CNN reporter added that Pelosi also did not respond in the hallways when asked why the packaged finalized by lawmakers on Sunday was more acceptable than the one previously put forth by Mnuchin.
But fellow Democrat Schumer, who was walking alongside Pelosi, said, “Ask Mitch McConnell,” according to Raju.
“It’s true that McConnell and Senate Republicans objected to Mnuchin’s $1.8trillion plan, but so did Pelosi, who said in October: ‘This proposal amounted to one step forward, two steps back,’” Raju said.
McConnell on Sunday announced that congressional leaders had come to a $900billion deal, which was approved on Monday and now awaits Trump’s signature to be signed into law.
AOC has said the Dems need new leadership Credit: AFP or licensors
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the deal on SundayCredit: © 2020 Bloomberg Finance LP
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