Replacing Nancy Pelosi as the leader of the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives is a subject that Fort Worth Congressman Marc Veasey may be exploring.
“I think that for this particular Congress that Nancy is going to be the minority leader, I don’t think there’s any question about that. I think moving forward after the 2018 election cycle, who knows what exactly is going to happen?” Veasey said during an appearance on WFAA-TV’s Inside Texas Politics on Sunday morning.
In June, after the Democrats lost a special election to fill a House seat in Georgia, Politco.com reported that Democrats’ unhappiness spiked.
Pelosi’s response: “When it comes to personal ambition and having fun on TV, have your fun. I love the arena, I thrive on competition, and I welcome the discussion.”
“We are overdue for a new generation of leadership,” Harbaugh said as rumblings of a replacement seemed to draw more reporting in the past week.
Pelosi is 77 years old. She represents San Francisco, which can rile many Texans and Republicans all by itself. She was speaker of the House when Democrats were in control from 2007 to 2011. She is the only woman to hold the office.
Veasey is 46, and was elected to the House in 2012. He represents the 33rd District, which, according to his House biography, is anchored in Fort Worth’s historic neighborhoods, which include Carver Heights, Stop Six, Rolling Hills, the Northside, Diamond Hill Jarvis and Forest Hill. The district also extends east through parts of Arlington and into Dallas County communities like Oak Cliff, South Irving, Grand Prairie and West Dallas.