Rep. Chip Roy: On Jan. 3, Nancy Pelosi presided over my swearing-in ceremony. With my hand on the Holy Bible surrounded by my wife and children, I thought I was standing next to the progressive hero, the Democrats’ top tactician, and the speaker of the House. I was dead wrong.
Now I know there isn’t just one speaker, there are four. The self-proclaimed “squad,” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley run the show in the People’s House. They’ve flanked Pelosi from the Left and stolen her mantle as the leader of the so-called progressives.
Pelosi’s fall from grace has been a slow trickle. Before the 116th Congress even gaveled in for the first legislative session, it was blatantly obvious Pelosi didn’t have control of her conference, nor the group that would soon become the de-facto leaders of Democratic Party in the House. more