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As a possible ouster builds on Capitol Hill, can Pelosi weather the storm?

US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (C), Democrat of California, speaks alongside doctors, nurses and healthcare providers against the Republican healthcare bills during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (C), Democrat of California, speaks alongside doctors, nurses and healthcare providers against the Republican healthcare bills during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 22, 2017.

Yesterday, congressional Democrats met in a closed meeting to discuss a possible ouster of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose leadership has been blamed for a string of defeats in the house – most recently, the catastrophically expensive loss for Jon Ossoff in the Georgia 6th.

Yesterday, congressional Democrats met in a closed meeting to discuss a possible ouster of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose leadership has been blamed for a string of defeats in the house – most recently, the catastrophically expensive loss for Jon Ossoff in the Georgia 6th.

While Pelosi is defiant, gambling that there isn’t enough support for Democrats upset with her leadership to actually oust her, the catastrophic losses for the Democratic party in the last several have left some representatives determined to make a change before the 2018 midterms.

Guest host Libby Denkmann in for Larry Mantle

Guests:

Sarah Wire, a DC-based reporter who writes on the California Delegation for the LA Times; she tweets

Carolyn Lochhead, DC Correspondent with the San Francisco Chronicle; she tweets

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