Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

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House Speaker Paul Ryan congratulated her on a "hard-earned and well-deserved victory", saying in a statement released Tuesday, "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race and Karen would not be defeated".

"We need to have a plan, we need to have a vision, we need to tell Americans why Democrats will be better, not just why Trump is bad", the Massachusetts Democrat said.

"Whether she's a leader or not is up for the (Democratic) caucus to decide", Moulton said. "It's about: Are you getting your message across to the voters in your area? It is possible that he could actually get re-elected if Democrats aren't careful". The contentious Russian investigation, for example, is "just disconnected from what normal people and average people are going through".

Senate Republicans have been meeting behind closed doors to try and seek agreement on repealing sections of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform which became known as Obamacare.

And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

"Do I think it's fair that the Republican playbook over the last four election cycles has been attacking Nancy Pelosi and demonizing her?"

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Democrats also lost a special election in SC on Tuesday, where Republican Ralph Norman prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell in a seat formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, who is now Mr Trump's budget director.

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan criticized his party's brand, their outreach to voters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Ryan said his party suffers from a "perception" issue. "And usually they go after the most effective leaders, because they want to take us, diminish the opportunity that we have".

"We need to be focused on next November, and what happens with the reality of health care and trade, tax policies and the impact on working men and women", said Rep. Debbie Dingell of MI.

Pelosi said that would be fine with her. People in Ohio, Don, aren't really talking about Russian Federation or Michael Flynn or Putin. Republicans. One such ad warned that Ossoff would be a "rubber stamp for Pelosi's agenda". In response to Ossoff's completely undebatable suggestion that many working people have a hard time making ends meet, she said, "That's the difference between conservatives and liberals; I don't believe in a livable wage".

The congressman, however, remained quiet about whether he will attempt to challenge Pelosi for leadership as he did last November.

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