WASHINGTON — Two Democratic stalwarts from Massachusetts are suggesting that Rep. Nancy Pelosi should leave the party’s leadership team in Congress after big electoral losses last year and in 2010.
Reps. Michael Capuano and Stephen Lynch made the statements on WGBH’s “Greater BOSTON,” with Lynch predicting outright that “Nancy Pelosi will not lead us back into the majority.” Asked by host Jim Braude if the answer to the question whether Pelosi “should go?” is “yes,” Lynch said, “Right.”
Capuano was also asked if the 75-year-old Pelosi should quit leadership ranks. He said: “That, or she should change, one way or the other.”
Pelosi’s Senate Democratic counterpart Harry Reid, who is 75, recently announced that he’s not seeking re-election.
Each of the top three House Democratic leaders is in his or her 70s.