Nancy Pelosi Stays, But Democrats Look For Successor
Nancy Pelosi stays, but Democrats look for successor
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has weathered yet another round of calls for her ouster, but fellow House Democrats are beginning to look beyond her tenure and cast about for a list of successors.
While her two top lieutenants — Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, 78, and James E. Clyburn, 76 — have been waiting in the wings for a decade, some rank-and-file Democrats are eyeing a new generation of leaders to succeed Mrs. Pelosi, 77.
For now, Democrats say, that timing is entirely up to Mrs. Pelosi.
“I am not a big fan of matricide,” said Rep. Raul M. Grijalva of Arizona, co-chairman of the …