Nancy Pelosi is shaking in her stilettos over the rise of the Squad

Nancy Pelosi still believes she will be Speaker of the House in 2023. 

And Speaker Pelosi doesn’t appreciate her authority being questioned. 

But behind the scenes Nancy Pelosi is shaking in her stilettos over the rise of the Squad. 

35-years of Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi has been in the U.S House of Representatives since 1987. 

She’s been a part of the Democrat leadership team for two decades. 

The 82-year-old San Francisco resident has been either Speaker of the House or House Minority Leader – depending on her party’s status in the People’s Chamber – since 2007. 

That’s a long time to be the face of a party. 

And now some people in her own party are questioning if it’s time for the Speaker of the House to hand over the gavel. 

Democrat Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan has called for “new blood” in Democrat leadership. 

“I’ve said, ‘I think we need new leaders,’ Rep. Slotkin said on Meet the Press. “I would love to see some Midwestern leaders in there, right? That’s been important to me, to reflect the middle of the country. We’re here, too.”

Slotkin isn’t alone. 

Previously, Rep. Dean Phillips pointed out the party that claims to represent young people is led by very old people. 

“I am part of a caucus here in Congress where three top leaders are over 80 years old, where the president will be over 80 in the next election,” Rep. Phillips said. “And I think it’s time for a generational change. I’m not too shy to say that I do believe that most of my colleagues feel the same way.”

Pelosi’s death grip on the gavel

It’s fair to say Rep. Pelosi isn’t one of the “colleagues” Phillips was referring to. 

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchel Pelosi asked the Speaker if she believes it’s time for some fresh faces at the top of the party. 

“Yes, we need generational change – of course we do,” Pelosi replied. “But in some cases, there’s no substitute for experience. I say, just win, baby. Just win. If that’s what you have to say to win, fine. We will not, in any way, do anything but totally support mobilization-wise, message-wise, money-wise, for those people to win their races.”

We’ll find out next month if Democrats remain in the majority or are demoted to the minority. 

But either way, Pelosi could be facing a challenge for her leadership role. 

Pelosi has already had run-ins with the Squad – a young group of the most radical leftists in the House.

The Squad would like to see House Democrats more aggressively push the most radical pieces of woke legislation possible – regardless of its impact on the party’s electoral future. 

Speaker AOC?

The Squad is led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. 

Some lefties outside of the Beltway want to see AOC in a more prominent role within the party.  

Including supposed “comedian” Stephen Colbert, who hinted on his Late Night show that he’d like to see AOC and as the wide-eyed candidate replacing President Joe Biden on the top of the Democrat’s 2024 Presidential ticket. 

If the Democrat Party wants new blood to replace Pelosi as Speaker or House Minority Leader, AOC’s initials would certainly come up in debate. 

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