House and Senate leadership could see a shakeup

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that her leadership bid would depend on the outcome of the midterm elections, what fellow Democrats want and her family.

“Well, the fact is that any decision to run is about family, and also my colleagues and what we want to do is move forward in a very unified way as we move forward to prepare for the Congress that is near,” Pelosi (D. -Calif.) said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Pelosi, third in line for the presidency, announced she would make the decision by Nov. 30, the date of the Democratic primary election and a month after her husband, Paul, was brutally attacked at their San Francisco home.

Pelosi also suggested that the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) may not have the votes to become speaker of the House if Republicans take control, but declined to comment because about 20 House seats are still up for grabs: “No, I don’t think he has a dog. But it is up to his own people to decide how they want to be bored or else.”

Another Republican, Rep. Good Bob (R-Va.) said it will “absolutely” be a challenge to McCarthy. “He’s basically gone on a two-year audition with an exclusive opportunity to earn the convention’s vote, to show that he’s willing to fight the Biden-Pelosi-Schumer agenda, and he failed,” Good said.

At the same time in the Senate, which the Democrats secured, the minority leader Mitch McConnellHis status could also be on the line. While some Republicans point to former President Donald Trump for the lack of a “red wave,” Trump is blaming McConnell. “[Trump] is not asking direct questions, but he wants to see more Republicans hold Mitch accountable,” a person close to Trump told CNN.

Former senior adviser to Trump in the White House Stephen Miller is also blaming McConnell for the election results: “We must note the extremely fateful decision of the Senate leadership fund and Mitch McConnell to take the money that should have been spent in Arizona to get Blake on early TV, and instead give it to Lisa Murkowski in the Republican battle against the Republican candidate in Alaska.

“We are all disappointed that the red wave didn’t materialize and there are many reasons why it didn’t.” We need to have a serious discussion at our conference about why and what we can do to improve our chances in 2024,” Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) swore Rick Scott (R-Fla.) wrote in a letter urging the postponement of the leadership election, which is currently scheduled for Wednesday morning. Similarly, Sen said. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) says he will vote against McConnell and Sen.-elect Eric Schmitt (R-Mo.) said the GOP needs new leadership in the Senate.

On the other hand, on Sunday morning, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he would support McConnell.

The Senate will be controlled by Democrats, such as Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) won every seat in Nevada Saturday night, and one more seat remains up for grabs; Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) will advance to the playoffs in Georgia on Dec. 6.

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