Sacramento Bee Editorial Board to Pelosi: 'Forget Being Speaker'
The Sacramento Bee editorial board is urging House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to declare that she will not seek to become House speaker should the Democrats take the House in November's midterm elections.
In an editorial titled "Dear Nancy Pelosi: It’s not about you, it’s about your party and country. Forget being speaker," the editorial board said the Republican Party is clearly the party of President Trump and the Democratic Party can't be seen as the party of Pelosi and still win in November.
"To retake control of the House, Democrats need to gain at least 23 seats in November," the editorial board wrote. "That’s no easy task. And it’s even more difficult now that Pelosi’s future has become a distracting campaign issue for Democrats in key swing districts, where they need moderate and even Republican votes to win."
The editorial went on to note that 45 Democratic nominees and 10 incumbents have publicly said they will not support Pelosi for speaker.
"With her three decades in Congress, Pelosi can still have a voice advocating for California and the issues she cares about," the editorial concluded. "But if she truly believes what she says about how important it is for Democrats to retake the House so they can stop Trump, she must accept that it can’t be with her as speaker."
On "Fox & Friends," Brian Kilmeade said two major Republican talking points heading into the midterm elections are the rise of socialism in the Democratic Party and Pelosi's role as a prominent leader of the party.
"And guess what? Democrats and Democrat-leaning newspapers are beginning to panic," Kilmeade said.
He said the media is now "coaching" the Democratic Party, through late night hosts like Stephen Colbert and through editorials like this one from The Sacramento Bee.
Steve Doocy predicted that Pelosi will be the "star" of many Republican campaign ads heading into November, with her infamous "crumbs" remark about the Republican tax cuts certain to be replayed again and again.
"That is not helpful to the Democrat message," Doocy said.
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