Dem chair Campaigning against Nancy is sexist
Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyDem: Trump is 'embarrassing our nation at home and abroad' Leading House Democrat: Franken and Conyers should resign Red state lawmakers find blue state piggy bank MORE (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday called it "sexist" for Republicans to invoke House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiLawmakers feel pressure on guns Former Pelosi challenger: I have no 'interest in running for leadership again' Congress punts fight over Dreamers to March MORE (D-Calif.) as a way of attacking Democratic congressional candidates.
Crowley, the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, was asked about Democratic candidate Conor Lamb distancing himself from Pelosi during his race against Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone ahead of Tuesday's special election in Pennsylvania.
“I think they need to get a new game book,” Crowley said of Republicans. “The attempts to use Nancy Pelosi, it’s failing them at this point. And I think, quite frankly, it’s sexist.”
Crowley said Lamb was successful because he “localized” the election and met the needs of the people in the southwestern Pennsylvania district, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE won by nearly 20 points in 2016.
“This election was not about Nancy Pelosi,” Crowley said.
Lamb had said that he would not support Pelosi in her next leadership bid, something Republicans touted in the run-up to Tuesday's election, saying the Democratic candidate was casting himself as "anti-Pelosi" in an attempt to sway voters in the traditionally red district.
“Imagine that, a Democratic candidate who’s against Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader,” Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said.Read More...