MI Democrat Nominee: I Will ‘Probably Not’ Support Pelosi, She Doesn’t Speak to my District’s Issues
CNN's John Berman: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker?
Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib: "Probably not" pic.twitter.com/iD0l3SffrA
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Democratic congressional nominee for Michigan Rashida Tlaib has become the latest left-leaning political figure to say she will not support a bid to make Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Speaker of the House again.
When Tlaib spoke to John Berman on Thursday for CNN’s New Day, she told him she would “probably not” vote for Pelosi because “I need someone who is connected with the different levels of poverty going on” in her district. Tlaib continued to say Pelosi’s “troubling” support of big banks wouldn’t put her people first, so Berman asked if she thought Pelosi is a “Democratic sellout.”
“I don’t know,” Tlaib said. “All I can tell you is she doesn’t speak about the issues that are important to the families of the 13th congressional district, and they are priority for me. They are the ones who put me here, they’re the ones who put faith in me, and I have to listen to them and I have to make sure that I never back down and don’t sell out personally.”
Tlaib’s comments come after Democratic congressional candidate for Ohio Danny O’Conner went on a media junket yesterday and said he wouldn’t support Pelosi either. If a blue wave does happen, it’s possible Congressional Democrats will demand new leadership for their side in the House of Representatives.
Watch above, via CNN.
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