Democrats are now talking openly about Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future in the House.
Promoting California Rep. Barbara Lee’s bid for Caucus vice chairwoman, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) said Lee would bring a much-needed woman’s perspective to the leadership team should Pelosi step down.
“I don’t want an all-male leadership team. I mean, if we were to have, let’s say, Pelosi’s gone, if we had Steny Hoyer and [James Clyburn] and Xavier Becerra and Joe Crowley, that would be an all-male team. And that’s not a good idea. I think our Democratic Caucus is more diverse than that,” Butterfield told Roll Call.