The DNC Is In Total Disarray
The mood inside the House Democratic caucus was unsettled on Tuesday, as members gathered to discuss whether their leadership elections should take place on Thursday or be postponed until after their Thanksgiving recess.
Behind the closed doors of the caucus, a majority of the members who spoke wanted to delay the vote in the wake of an election that was disappointing to House Democrats. They had picked up only six seats, leaving Republicans with a still-sizable 241-194 majority. Before the election House leaders predicted they could pick up as many as 20 seats, even take back control.
According to a Democratic aide inside the room, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back on the idea of delaying the vote. She wanted the House Democratic elections to be held this week and said so several times.
A motion was made to delay the elections. Conference chairman Rep. Xavier Becerra tried to shut down the argument, complaining that members needed official notice before voting.