Newt: Pelosi appeared to be losing control of the U.S. House of Representatives

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“Look, she is losing control of the House,” Gingrich said of the divisions within the House’s Democratic caucus. “They may be forced in a desperation move to change the House rules, to block Republicans from offering anything which would, I think, lead to chaos. But she can’t get her party to stay together. And if you’re a moderate district, if you’re in a district that Trump carried, or if you’re in a district that’s heavily Jewish, and you’re watching the Democrats go crazy, and you are a Democratic freshman running for reelection, this has to be a really decisive moment.”

Democrats Revolt Against Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is retreating from a proposed resolution that would specifically condemn anti-Semitism as Democrats in the House move to support Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Omar unleashed a firestorm of protests over her comments last week that pro-Israel lawmakers were, in fact, showing loyalty to a foreign government. Democratic Rep. Eliott Engel of New York called the comment “a vile anti-Semitic slur” and others followed. In response, Pelosi drafted a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism. However, the resolution ran into a buzzsaw when Democrats gathered Wednesday in a closed-door session, Fox News reported. Prior to the meeting, Pelosi said issues surrounding Omar and anti-Semitism “would be resolved.” However, Fox News reported that the meeting grew so heated that she later walked out of it. Members of the high-profile progressive wing of the party denounced a resolution that could be seen as condemning Omar. “Islamophobia needs to be included,” freshman Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts said, The New York Times reported. Some Democrats said anything that appears to punish Omar is the wrong tactic. Those watching the Democratic spat said that Democrats were giving themselves a public relations black eye.

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