Jim Clyburn

Senior House Democrat says 'it's time' for Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team to step down

Senior House Democrat says 'it's time' for Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team to step down

A senior House Democrat said Thursday that it's time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her leadership team to prepare to step down and make way for the next generation of lawmakers in her caucus.

The comments by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., who as vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus ranks fifth in the 194-member body, are the most explicit to date by a senior congressional Democrat and a member of the California congressional delegation about Pelosi's political future.

Pelosi, 77, has served in Congress since 1987 and has led House Democrats for 14 years. She served as House speaker from 2007 to 2011, and has remained atop her caucus ever since as...

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