Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Michigan) has revealed that irrespective of Democrats maintaining control of the House following the midterms, it was time for new leadership at the top.
Throughout her tenure as Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.), the first woman to serve in that position, has received mixed reviews.
Despite grumbling from those within her own party, the most likely reason Pelosi won’t resume her position as House Speaker has to do with Republicans being favored to win the House of Representatives.
But, Slotkin seems to want Pelosi out of any leadership role, saying on CNN’s “New Day” on Friday (September 16), “I have always said, I think it’s time we have new leadership.” Her remarks came in response to having Pelosi at the helm.
Slotkin also suggested she’d prefer to see a Midwestern leader.
“I think it’s time, frankly, that some Midwesterners get into leadership. We have a lot of New York and California; I’d like to see more diversity in leadership there. I have made a commitment to my district—I stick to that commitment.”
Slotkin, 46, has represented Michigan’s 8th District since 2019 and is up for reelection in November’s midterms. She also served three tours in Iraq as an analyst for the CIA.
Slotkin has been silently protesting Nancy Pelosi’s leadership in the House of Representatives since January 2021, when Democrats retained the majority of the Lower Chamber.
At that time, Slotkin voted “present” during the roll call vote for the speakership between Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA.).