The letter thanked Pelosi for her years of service to the country, but stated that many Democrats ran in the midterms promising new leadership and change.
“Democrats ran and won on a message of change,” they wrote. “Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington.
“We promised to change the status quo and we intend to deliver on that promise.”
Former Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz told Fox and Friends last week that if Pelosi had the votes to become Speaker, they would have already held the election. “Make no mistake, if Nancy Pelosi had the votes today, they would be voting today on whether or not she was going to be the Speaker,” he said. “The week you come back is when you have the leadership elections and the Democrats have had to delay that because they’re in a bit of chaos.”
Pelosi is one of the biggest fundraisers for her party, and has raised over $121.7 for Democrats during the 2018 cycle–a fact she believes will propel her to speakership. Since 2002, she’s raised over $714.5 million for her party.