And Rice backed Pelosi in last year's leadership fight.
"I don't make this statement lightly - I've never said it before", Luján wrote.
"This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership", the MA lawmaker said. Ryan unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for party leader back in November.
In fact Pelosi, 77, has emerged as a favorite GOP bogeyman and was the target of a barrage of negative advertising in the Georgia House race, mocking her as a San Francisco liberal and tying her to Ossoff.
Though Ossoff pitched to moderates on the economy, ads from both sides focused heavily on his support of and Handel's opposition to Planned Parenthood, and it's fair to ask whether the more than $700,000 Planned Parenthood itself spent on the race hurt or helped its candidate. Republican Karen Handel will be the next member of Congress for the 6th district, not newcomer-turned-Democratic hero Jon Ossoff.
"I know folks were a little disappointed earlier this week".
She also dismissed the notion that the Republicans' longtime tactic to hold her up as a partisan lightening rod drags down public opinion about fellow congressional Democrats and candidates. "Ossoff will vote with Pelosi", some of those ads said. But miracles rarely happen in politics, and suburban Atlanta Republicans were loyal enough to their party to decide that it wasn't their job to deliver one.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also spoke of the potent tool Pelosi is for Republicans to use against Congressional Democrats. They were at risk of losing it to a 30-year-old who had no prior political experience. "I don't think any party should allow the opposite party to choose their leaders". President Donald Trump had only carried the district by 1 percentage point even though incumbent Rep. Tom Price won by 23 points.
With Republican Party victories in Georgia and SC, the special elections since Donald Trump was elected have the GOP undefeated in four outings, and it is something four-time presidential adviser David Gergen says should be worrisome to Democrats because, even though all politics is local, as the saying goes, national politics, by extension, is a lot of locals.