Dem Reps to Pelosi: Change Tactics or Relinquish Leadership Role

Tuesday on WGBH News “Greater Boston,” two congressman, Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) said it’s time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to either relinquish her leadership role or dramatically change her tactics.

Lynch said, “Nancy Pelosi will not lead us back into the majority.”

Capuano had a lighter touch saying  “I think we need leadership that understands if something you’re doing is not working, change what you’re doing,” adding, “She should change, one way or the other.”

On Wednesday afternoon, Capuano stressed in a statement that while he does think changes are needed, Pelosi should be given a chance to do so, saying, “Since 2010, something hasn’t been resonating at the polls. I believe that when something’s not working, changes should be made. Any leader who refuses to change in the face of failure should step aside. I believe, however, that Nancy Pelosi is making the changes necessary to lead House Democrats back to electoral success, and I still believe she will do so.”

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