With Nancy Pelosi facing a leadership challenge after House Democrats’ 2016 election night shellacking, the NRCC is urging Tom O’Halleran to support Pelosi in tomorrow’s House Minority Leader race. Earlier this month, the NRCC formally endorsed Pelosi, citing the tremendous gains the House Republican Conference has seen during her tenure.
Pelosi has presided over colossal losses for House Democrats. From losing a whopping 63 seats in 2010 to House Republicans’ impressive 241 seat majority heading into 2017, Pelosi’s reelection is a top priority for the NRCC.
Recent reports indicate that O’Halleran is “not sure whether to support a change in Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives.”
NRCC Comment: “The NRCC strongly encourages Tom O’Halleran to support Nancy Pelosi in tomorrow’s Democratic leadership elections. Nancy Pelosi has been a strong NRCC ally in ensuring the House of Representatives remains safely in Republican control, and that is why we enthusiastically encourage Tom O’Halleran to support Nancy Pelosi’s failed leadership.” – NRCC Spokesman Zach Hunter
Note: the NRCC today resurrected the famous “Fire Pelosi” banner from 2010 and updated it to reflect the Committee’s new position: “Hire Pelosi.” The banner is hanging outside the NRCC in Washington, DC during the lead-up to Democratic leadership elections.