Democratic Rep.: In Some Parts of the Country, Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump

Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan has been openly critical of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in the past, but after the Georgia loss last night, he rather adamantly told Don Lemon tonight his party needs to do some soul-searching.

He affirmed to Lemon he believes that the Democratic party brand is pretty bad right now, and he worries that after losing a bunch of special elections, the party is becoming too “obsessed and angered by Donald Trump.”

Ryan talked about how “toxic” the Democrats’ brand is––even worse than the President’s in many places. Lemon asked him if he thinks Pelosi is more “toxic” than Trump.

“You know what?” Ryan said. “The honest answer is: in some areas of the country, yes she is. That’s the honest answer.”

He added that Democrats need to understand that her leadership might be hurting them in certain places.

Watch above, via CNN.

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