According to reports, a New York Democratic Lawmaker has dropped support for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday he does not plan to support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the top Democrat in the House.
Higgins told The Buffalo News that he's concerned about the lack of a cohesive party agenda, and hit Pelosi for her inaction on pushing Medicare and infrastructure legislation.
"She's listening, but this is my conclusion: She's aloof, frenetic and misguided," Higgins said.
"I'm giving voice to a frustration that I hear every single day," he added. "It's members. I don't want to call anybody out. But this is the conversation that is taking place."
Pelosi indicated in a statement given to The Hill that the disagreement with Higgins stems from policy differences over Higgins' Medicare legislation, which would allow Americans from the ages of 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare.
"Congressman Higgins is a respected Member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare, and is a good place to garner support for his point of view," Pelosi said.
We’re not surprised at all. This may become a common theme for Nancy Pelosi. It’s hard to garner support when you keep suffering loses and making ridiculous statements to justify them.
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