WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey voters might have been hoodwinked (again) if they believed freshman House Democrats would oppose former Speaker Nancy Pelosi for another term with the gavel.
On Friday, Roll Call reported that Congressman-elect Andy Kim (D, NJ-03) and Congresswoman-elect Mikie Sherrill (D, NJ-11) were both suddenly non-committal on their prior pledge to oppose Pelosi when questioned on the topic. Pelosi surrogates are reportedly working overtime to bring new members into her fold…
Mikie Sherrill, a NJ Democrat who just won her race and vowed to oppose Pelosi during the campaign, refused to say if she would follow through on that promise after meeting with Pelosi
“I’m sorry I got to go,” she said repeatedly, as she raced away from reporters.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 16, 2018
“I’ve put out a commercial saying I don’t support Nancy Pelosi,” said Sherrill during her NJ-11 debate with Republican Jay Webber.
Kim, for his part, told the New Jersey Globe that he supported “new leadership.”
Both Democrats represent districts which voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and could face challenging reelection bids in 2020.