Just hours before the news conference, moderate Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside.
The RPOF wants to establish similar clubs in every county, she said.
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi is facing down a fresh threat to her job just days after Tuesday's special election setback in Georgia. In this week's election, Georgia voters, many of whom are skeptical of President Donald Trump and his tweets, demonstrated they nevertheless want more from an opposition than rants and adolescent rage over losing an election. 'I feel very confident in the support I have in the caucus, ' Pelosi also said.
'Do I think it's fair that the Republican playbook over the last four election cycles has been attacking Nancy Pelosi and demonizing her?' Rice began. "I believe that she is not the leader for the future of the Democratic Party".
Of the political impact of the Republican attacks: "I think I'm worth the trouble", she said.
"If we take back the House in 2018 then I think she'd stay leader", said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz.
Just hours prior, New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice told CNN that the party was in need of a change.
Michael Bloomberg also thinks Trump will likely win a re-election considering the Democratic Party's performance during the 2016 election campaign. He specifically objected to an ad that he said politicized the recent shooting of Republican Representative Stephen Scalise by saying that violent leftists were voting for Ossoff.
The key for Handel was the time she had between April's first round of voting (which Ossoff led in an open primary with 48.1 percent, just short of the majority he needed to settle matters then) and the second (in which Ossoff's vote nearly precisely matched his earlier share). In the 100 years prior to Nancy Pelosi ascending in 2007 to the speakership, Democrats from Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Washington held the gavel. But Pelosi is so deeply entrenched in this narrative; she's been so demonized by Republicans, for so many years, that her presence could likely make it hard to win over new blood.
Fellow Democrat Tim Ryan, an Ohioan who challenged Pelosi for minority leader a year ago, offered the blunt diagnosis that "the problem is us, it's the party".
Democrats are still reeling from Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential election a year ago, and this week Democrat Jon Ossoff lost in Georgia's special election to replace former Rep. Tom Price - who is now secretary of Health and Human Services. I love the arena.
"In the earlier years I used to pray for your happiness, for the fact that we would work together".
'I have experience in winning a Congress, ' referencing her rise to House speaker after Democrats beat Republicans in 2006. "Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost". They argue that Democratic candidates will have a better shot on Election Day if they're not tied to Pelosi. Ossoff, he said, could have run much more forcefully against the House Republican health care bill, particularly its unpopular provisions that would undercut protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
"The goal of the club to make sure the truth is out there, that the truth about Donald Trump is available to all the folks so they can make their own decisions", Hayes said. "All of you, together", Pelosi said.
When pressed to give a name of who might fill that void, Rice said, "I look to a lot of my colleagues now".
You can try and grasp at moral victories, of course, as I saw a number of liberal pundits on cable television trying to do yesterday.