By Victoria Garcia 11/21/16
House Democrats made a decision to delay leadership elections until after Thanksgiving.
Supporters of the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said it was “time for some serious soul searching in the Democratic party’ after a closed door meeting on Tuesday. Pelosi downplayed the delayed vote, which is now scheduled for November 30, saying that it “doesn’t mean very much”, as House members will be out for Thanksgiving. Pelosi also adds how they have this week to go over any issues prior to the vote.
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan has come to light as the leader of a younger group of House Democrats, posing as an informal challenger to Pelosi. Ryan said Democrats need to start thinking about states in the South and Midwest that they lost to Trump and how Tuesday’s delay in the vote was a “good first step.” “We lost those voters and we’ve got to find a way to get them back in. and is starts with a message that resonates in the fly-over states,’ Ryan explained.
Young Democrats have been meeting privately, reviewing Democratic leadership in light of last Tuesday’s election results. Pelosi’s challengers have gathered 33 signatures to a letter seeking an in-depth look into why Democrats lost so badly, even though the letter didn’t call for a challenge to the former House speaker.