House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is in big trouble as President Biden has poached another House Democrat to fill a position in his administration.
Biden appointed former Representative Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) to be his Under Secretary for Rural Development at the USDA. She was expected to seek a rematch against her Republican opponent in the midterms, but with her new job, that won’t be happening.
Pelosi was hoping to have Torres Small retake her seat and build on the extremely slim Democrat majority. Now they will have to find a new figure to jump into an election that could be a bloodbath.
Nancy Pelosi is getting no help from the Biden administration regarding keeping her spot as House Speaker.
The Biden administration has been poaching Democrats that are needed in House seat races, and the price could be steep. Not only are Democrats faced with losing the House in 2022, but that outcome will also doom Pelosi’s career.
Democrats have no room for error in the House, and things are even tighter in the Senate. Republicans could find themselves in the driver seat of American politics if they can retake Congress.
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