With the election coming up later this year, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, representative from California, is warning her fellow Democrats to stay united in order to defeat Donald Trump in the upcoming election.
Pelosi has not yet endorsed any candidate herself. For the moment at least, her take is that literally any Democrat who makes it past the primary "would be better" than the incumbent Trump taking a second term.
“I can’t even envision a situation where he would be reelected. But we are not, we don’t take anything for granted. As I say, we have to have our own vision for the future. But everybody knows that [Democrats] must be unified in making sure that he does not have a second term,” Pelosi told CNN this weekend.
This is, of course, directly following the failure of Democrats to remove Trump after Senate voted to acquit him on all charges. With November's election only months away, the field is far from determined. Nearly two dozen hopefuls have already dropped out thus far.
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Even with Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Deval Patrick, Marianne Williamson, Julian Castro and others exiting the race and both Iowa and New Hampshire in the bag, the primary is far from decided. With infighting creating division as usual, however, Pelosi is attempting to wrangle the base.
“We know one thing: we have a better vision for America, and we must defeat Donald Trump who does not share a vision that is about unity and unifying the country made a very valuable contribution to the debate,” Pelosi also said.
“I think every one of our candidates, all 25—I don’t know if Michael Bloomberg is counted in the 25, but Michael Bloomberg, too—have made a very valuable contribution to the debate putting forth their vision, their knowledge, their judgment, their strategic thinking."
In regards to former Vice President Joe Biden, she also commented on "not counting Joe Biden out" despite a poor showing recently. "Pelosi also responded to a question about former Vice President Joe Biden, whose 2020 campaign has suffered recent setbacks in New Hampshire and Iowa. "There’s still races ahead that are much more representative of the country."
Up next will be the Nevada and South Carolina primaries later in February, followed by Tuesday. Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia on Super Tuesday, March 4th. On that date, over 1,300 of the 3,979 delegates will be divided among those in the running.
Meanwhile, despite trailing currently, Biden assures that due to the African American vote, South Carolina will be swing his way. “I’m the only one who has the record and has the background and has the support. They know me. They know who I am.”