Marcia Fudge Considers Challenging Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker
Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is weighing a bid against Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for Speaker of the House in the 116th Congress. Fudge told cleveland.com that Democrats won because voters wanted change -- something Pelosi does not represent, according to Fudge. She also said that one of the party's two top leaders should be a minority and that a Black woman should be in leadership. “People are asking me to do it, and I am thinking about it. ... I need to give it some thought and see if I have an interest. I am at the very beginning of this process. It is just in discussion at this point,” Fudge said. “When you look at the people who support this party the most, they are women and African Americans and especially African American women. We keep talking about diversity, but there is nothing diverse about the top of our ticket. We have to not just talk the talk, but walk the walk.” The Congresswoman said that should she become Speaker, her legislative priorities would include fighting student loan debt, making sure people with pre-existing medical conditions can get health insurance, and making infrastructure improvements that would help create better paying jobs. She has until November 28th to make her bid official. More here.