Some of the most vulnerable Democrats in the House are starting to lose faith in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
As the House speaker continues her hardline stance against President Donald Trump and Republicans’ efforts at coronavirus relief, moderate Democrats are going public with frustrations that, according to Breitbart, could be signs of a brewing revolt.
She’s not budging
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pelosi and her fellow Democrats have taken up an effort to use stimulus legislation to push through their dream programs. And with Republicans repeatedly failing to fight back, Pelosi had every reason to believe she would win this battle as well.
But it seems Republicans have realized their constituents aren’t happy. Members of the GOP including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are holding firm on their idea of a relief package that, while thinner than previous packages, still gave in to numerous Democrat demands.
These concessions will only add to the always-growing federal deficit — but Dems are never happy. Now, however, Republicans aren’t budging — and neither is Pelosi.
But how long can the House speaker hold out when even members of her own party are getting restless?
In a Tuesday report, Breitbart broke down recent comments from several House Democrats who are growing weary as November’s elections approach.
A House divided
“My conviction is to actually do my g*****n job and come up with a solution for the American people,” said Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D), who, according to Breitbart, “represents a district Trump won in 2016.”
She went on: “We have to bring something to the floor.”
Other Democrats have vowed not to “undermine” Pelosi, Breitbart notes, but are still pushing for some sort of deal.
“We can wait around forever for the proposal we think is the perfect proposal, and that obviously won’t be helpful to anybody. Time is of the essence here,” Rep. Jason Crow, a freshman Democrat from Wisconsin, said.
Indeed, it seems Republicans are holding firm while Democrats are cracking. If the GOP can continue to hold a united front, it is only a matter of time before Pelosi is forced — by her own caucus — to come back to the negotiating table.