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Jonathan Bernstein

Pelosi Is the Wrong Target for Democrats

If House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer steps aside, the party could begin to groom the next generation of leaders.
It won't be easy to replace her. But should it be this hard?

It won't be easy to replace her. But should it be this hard?

Photographer: Alex Wong

Democrats on the campaign trail are looking skittish about defending Nancy Pelosi. Others in the House are sounding impatient for a changing of the guard. Pelosi is the wrong target, however: They should be going after Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, so that a healthy fight to succeed Pelosi can actually take place.

Two things Democrats should know: