Democratic Rep.: We Can’t ‘Push Aside a Great Leader Like Nancy Pelosi’

A Democratic congressman came to Nancy Pelosi‘s defense on CNN this afternoon as the continued party infighting over her leadership role continues.

Some House Democrats have been candid about how they think Pelosi isn’t helping them, even to the point of saying their party’s brand is worse than President Trump‘s in some places partly because of her.

Pelosi publicly responded yesterday by basically shrugging off the criticism.

Congressman Andre Carson told Wolf Blitzer today that Pelosi has been a “phenomenal” and visionary leader, and while the arguments of her critics should be heard, the party should not “push aside a great leader like Nancy Pelosi” for another “good ol’ boys club.”

He praised Pelosi for the work she has done for the Democrats on outreach and diversity over the years.

Yesterday one New York Times reporter tweeted out some talking points circulated by Pelosi aides to House allies.

Watch above, via CNN.

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