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Dem Rep: Pelosi Staying In Leadership Shows ‘We Have No Strategy And We Have No Plan’ [VIDEO]

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Democratic Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver told MSNBC’s Craig Melvin Thursday that based on Nancy Pelosi’s re-election as House Minority Leader, the Democratic party clearly has “no strategy” or “plan” for winning back both voter support and congressional seats.

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“If we had elected new leaders to come in, just think, they would’ve been elected yesterday, and they would’ve had hardly any time to do anything except move into a new office,” Cleaver posed to Melvin. “At the present time, I have got to say we have no strategy, and we have no plan. At least we have some proven leadership that can take us into what’s going to be a new era.”

“Think about this,” he continued. “We cannot have as our plan to go to the floor for the next two years only to hit a ceiling. That’s not a plan, that’s not a strategy.”

“It’s time for us to bring in younger people to leadership, in fact if we don’t, it could spell the demise of the Democratic caucus.”

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