Rep. Brian Higgins of Buffalo said Wednesday that he will not back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California for another term as the top Democrat in the House.
“I will not support her,” Higgins said in an interview with The Buffalo News.
Higgins cited the lack of a clear Democratic agenda as an alternative to President Trump, as well as Pelosi’s lack of interest in his bills to expand Medicare and invest in infrastructure, as the key sources of his frustration.
“She’s listening, but this is my conclusion: She’s aloof, frenetic and misguided,” Higgins said.
Higgins’ surprise move makes him one of only a small number of House Democrats who have said publicly that they will not back Pelosi, who became the top House Democrat in 2003 and who served as the first woman speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011.
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