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Pelosi’s Leadership Faces the Test

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi makes her way to the Cannon House Office Building for the House Democratic leadership elections on Wednesday.

“The views are different — about who should go, who should stay, what went wrong, what went right,” Wu said, adding that it was important to have a “mature, reflective” discussion before Democrats decide on new leaders.

“Some are for change, some say stay the course and some just are very thankful,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (Miss.) said.

Pelosi has tried to shore up her support with some in her ranks, including the Congressional Black Caucus. The Speaker was set to meet with them Tuesday night over their insistence that Clyburn have a significant and defined portfolio in the newly announced Assistant Leader position.

“If Mr. Clyburn is satisfied, I think the Black Caucus will be satisfied,” Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.) said.

Jennifer Bendery contributed to this report. 

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