It’s not a sign of confidence in someone’s leadership when members of your caucus publicly announce that they’re not supporting you. And now, we’ve got another Democrat running for reelection running away from Nancy Pelosi:
Another Democrat backed off supporting Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker, saying he’d prefer to see a member of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition in the Speaker’s seat.
Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.) joined the steadily growing ranks of centrist Democrats who have either pledged not to support Pelosi as their party’s leader, or have been noncommittal about their support for the San Francisco lawmaker.
Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.) has also said he won’t vote for Pelosi, even “promoting that fact in a new campaign ad.” Speaking of campaign ads, this Democrat touts endorsements from groups who “wouldn’t have anything to do with a Nancy Pelosi supporter”:
Now, I’m just a-wonderin’, who this fella voted for for Speaker since his initial election in 2002. Given that Mrs. Pelosi has been the Democratic Leader since Marshall was sworn in, she would have been the Democratic candidate for Speaker in each of his four terms in Congress. Did ol’ Jim buck his party all four times?