Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley insisted that asking Democratic candidates about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during House races is “sexist.”
Pelosi has been facing insurrection from her own party for the past year, with several members slamming her for calling tax cuts “crumbs” and others saying they would not support her in a bid for Speaker of the House. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Losing Control Of House Democrats)
Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb won Tuesday’s special election in a Republican-favored district after similarly distancing himself from Pelosi.
A reporter asked Crowley at a Wednesday conference if Lamb’s distance from Pelosi helped him win the election.
“This election was not about Nancy Pelosi,” Crowley insisted. “Conor Lamb really localized the issue.”
Referencing Republicans, Crowley said, “I think they need to get a new game book.”
“The attempts to use Nancy Pelosi, it is failing them at this point. And I think quite frankly, it’s sexist,” Crowley asserted. “So they need to move on from that. Conor Lamb effectively localized this election.”