House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still facing criticism, though increasingly much of it is coming from an unlikely source: her own party.
The House Speaker was heckled by unsatisfied Democrats Tuesday while speaking at a conference in Washington, D.C.
“We supported Obama and supported you…and now 21 states are begging for money to help us save the community,” one distraught activist shouted.
Pelosi attempted to respond to the criticism before activists began chanting and throwing things at the podium.
Pelosi was speaking at a progressive conference, America’s Future Now!, which was hosted by the Campaign for America’s Future.
The organization is in Washington, D.C. this week to protest the current administration and what it perceives as Democratic lawmakers’ failure to bring about the change they promised.
“This has been the greatest flurry of reform in years, and yet through it we have grown more dissatisfied,” Robert L. Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, said in a speech at Monday’s conference.
Campaign for America’s Future is attempting to gain momentum for the left, while the Tea Party movement continues to shake up politics on the right. Both movements are stirred by a growing distrust of those in power.
Tuesday’s primary elections mark the end of several bloody intra-party battles across the nation. Analysts believe the brutal primaries might hurt both parties when they prepare for general elections.