According to Mike Allen of Axios, up and coming democrats are working to dethrone pelosi. They may have finally realized that she is a major liability to the party’s future.
A quote from the article:
“Top Democrats tell me that if they take back the House in November, a restoration of Speaker Nancy Pelosi is no longer guaranteed. In fact, some well-wired House Democrats predict she will be forced aside after the election and replaced by a younger, less divisive Dem.
The big picture: Conor Lamb, 33, won his U.S. House race in Pennsylvania this week after saying he wouldn’t vote for her for leader — a new template for moderates. Pelosi has hung in through the minority, and remains the party’s most consistent fundraiser. As for whether she’ll return as Speaker, she has just said that it’s up to the members. (Her allies note that she has never lost a leadership vote.).
The major roadblock is they don’t have a viable replacement. Steny Hoyer is a possibility but he is 78 so he would not be a long term replacement. The other possibility is Joe Crowley the representative from Queens.