Seriously, Nancy Pelosi, after the first victorious month of the term, has been an absolutely horrendous speaker and the last three weeks, she has made some serious blunders that question her ability to lead. First is her appalling surrender to Mitch McConnell on the border funding bill, which now grants no oversight in how the $4.6 billion in spent, which enrages the progressive caucus and the Hispanic caucus. After a week of news coverage (and a congressional visit to the camp) vindicating the views of the progressives, Pelosi's surrender now looks worse. Then she has the gall to call out "The Squad" (AOC, Pressley, Omar, and Tlaib) for opposing that bill, and say "“have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following.", which may now have sparked a democratic civil war.
And I thought Biden was bad when it comes to eating his shoes.
Of course, AOC, who Pelosi badly keeps underestimating (or is jealous of), owned her hard for that comment, her staff eviscerates Pelosi, and Omar and Tlaib hit back along with other progressive lawmakers. And all this is completely unnecessary if Pelosi just kept her mouth shut. But instead, she goes against her job which is to keep the caucus united and now, may have fractured it (if her surrender already hasn't). Even centrists should view Pelosi's comments as detrimental and misguided.
But it goes to show that Pelosi can't lead, all her goal really is, is to get Democrats re-elected instead of doing right for the nation, which in the end doesn't get you re-elected. She has a play not to lose strategy that will end up fracturing the party. Pelosi has miscalculated on the Green New Deal, brushing it off disrespectfully, while it has popular support and backed by presidential candidates, including somewhat, Biden. She fails to defend Omar from Trump's nasty video taking her 9/11 comments out of context for two days and gets called out for it. She keeps resisting launching an impeachment inquiry, despite a growing number of Democrats (and an ex-Republican) backing it, even ones in swing districts, allowing Trump to run roughshod over them.
There is a reason why Pelosi has low approval ratings, because she is alienating her own party. And really, with all that she has done the last 6 months, I think she can get voted out of her liberal district if, with California's unique primary system, another Democrat gets primaried in. That would be something.