'I do not believe she is an out-of-touch San Francisco liberal,' Rice replied. 'But, clearly, these ads using her, linking her to our candidates is still working.' 'I mean, I wish it wasn't true,' he added.
'I believe she is not the leader for the future of the Democratic Party. Asked by Lemon if he thought Pelosi was more toxic than Trump, Ryan said yes.
The calls for Pelosi to vacate her top spot came after Tuesday's election loss in Georgia with Democrat Jon Ossoff being routed by Republican Karen Handel.
Republicans expertly connected Ossoff to Pelosi, a poison pill for some voters, prompting calls for a leadership change.
; born March 26, 1940) is an American politician serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives since 2011, representing most of San Francisco, California.
She previously served as the 52nd House Speaker from 2007 to 2011, the only woman to do so.
' Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also spoke of the potent tool Pelosi is for Republicans to use against Congressional Democrats. They worked perfectly in Georgia,' said Gingrich, who used to represent the district in Congress that Ossoff just lost.Tim Kaine, D-Va., the failed vice presidential candidate, instead of Pelosi in their latest fundraising plea.And the country's top Republican, President Donald Trump, did chime in, tweeting out Thursday morning: 'I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out,' Trump tweeted Thursday morning.'When it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun,' she said, in a message to those Democrats who have fallen out of line. Pelosi pointed out that Democratic leaders are often made targets, pointing to former Senate leaders Harry Reid and Tom Daschle, and former House Speaker Tip O'Neill.Republicans, she suggested, 'always want to choose our leaders.' Later in the day the Democrats chose to use Sen.