Potential Pelosi Challenger Being Smeared by Left for Not Being LGBT-Friendly Enough

Conservative Tribune | 11/18/2018 | Cillian Zeal
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It’s kind of ironic. After years of sustaining losses, the brightest spot for the Democrats on Nov. 6 was the fact that they retook the House of Representatives.

So, of course, there’s a movement to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the party’s leader in the House. Why not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

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Well, mostly because Pelosi is a polarizing figure who’s widely unpopular and seems aloof. She’s always been a great recruiting tool for the Republican Party and two years of her holding the speaker’s gavel could be a pretty good way to ensure a red wave in 2020.

So nevertheless, #NeverNancy has persisted. The insurgent forces seem to have coalesced around Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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According to ABC News, Pelosi might be heading off the challenge through diplomacy. A spokesman for the House minority leader said Pelosi and Rep. Fudge had a “candid and respectful conversation.”

Then again, Fudge’s challenge might also be headed off by the progressive wing of the party. According to them, Fudge’s record on gay issues is insufficiently pure.

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According to The Washington Post, Fudge was one of two House Democrats that wouldn’t sponsor last year’s Equality Act, a piece of legislation that would have amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections for “sexual orientation and gender identity.”

This, as Breitbart noted, didn’t go over well with the hashtag activist set.

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Well, at least the other choice isn’t Dan Lipinski. Wouldn’t that be awkward.

Whether or not Pelosi’s accession to speaker will run into any speed bumps remains to be seen. Fudge, for her part, seemed to indicate after the discussion that she would consider dropping the challenge if Pelosi agreed to limit...
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