House Democrats have reportedly reelected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to the position of minority leader for the next two years.
By Zach McAuliffe @ Ben Swann
The election has been confirmed Tuesday by NBC News.
Sources told the Associated Press Pelosi, 74, was reelected in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats by a voice-vote. Pelosi ran unopposed for her reelection, despite Democrats saying their party needs new blood to be elected to leadership positions.
The unrest in the Democratic Party comes after the party lost the Senate in the midterm elections, and many Democrats are saying the unpopularity of President Obama has turned many voters away from the party.
However, Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, said, “We need a full-blown discussion of who we are, where we’re going, what are our priorities. If everything is a priority, nothing is a priority…It’s all of our faults, not just the leadership.”
Despite a call for new leadership, many Democrats still think Pelosi is a great leader and laud her for the financial assets she brings to the party. Over the past two years, aides for Pelosi say she has raised about $101 million for Democrats in the House, while she appeared in over 115 cities for about 750 campaign events.
Pelosi, after her reelection addressed her fellow Democrats, saying, according to Politico, house Democrats are the “strongest team on the field.” She also called for a refocusing of the party’s attention on “middle-class issues.”
Pelosi is not the only Democratic leader to retain their position. Many sources are saying the entire Democratic leadership team will be reelected, many of whom are running unopposed as well.