Watters: 'Nancy Pelosi Has Lost Control' of Her Party, Afraid to Alienate 'Radical Freshmen'
Jesse Watters said Thursday on "The Five" that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "has lost control" of her Democratic Party caucus after "getting off to such a bad start as Speaker."
Watters said Pelosi came into her second non-consecutive period as speaker with the stock market going down, the Green New Deal coming up and a "blackface scandal" rocking Virginia that affected the party writ large.
He added that Pelosi is afraid to "alienate" the "radical freshmen" because of the energy they exude and the voter base they have.
"They believe they're infallible [and] want to go on a full-throated offensive against this president and don't want any blue dog Democrats crossing over to the other side," Watters said of lawmakers like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
"Nancy Pelosi has lost control," he said, after the San Francisco Democrat responded to Omar's perceptibly anti-Semitic remarks.
He said Pelosi is experiencing a phenomenon similar to that of former House Speaker John Boehner.
The Ohio Republican ran into trouble within his caucus after the rise of the Tea Party in the early 2010s. The ultra-conservative wing of the party often broke from the center-right members like Boehner in protest of the Obama administration's agenda.
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