Democrats are saying “this is not fun anymore” after monumental losses on Election Day, which saw Republicans take the House, Senate, and the presidency.
The Washington Post highlighted infighting among Democrats in the House of Representatives, with younger members contemplating a challenge to their Party’s aging leaders.
“For years now, there has been a problematic lack of upward mobility for younger Democrats,” the paper wrote in its Daily 202 newsletter Wednesday. “Consider: The top three Democrats in leadership are 76 (Pelosi), 77 (Steny Hoyer) and 76 (Jim Clyburn). The top three Republican leaders, in contrast, are 46 (Paul Ryan), 51 (Kevin McCarthy) and 51 (Steve Scalise).”
The Post said a “generational divide fuels nascent Democratic revolt in House,” as members might try to oust Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.).