For as low as the approval rating of congress, it might be expected that some change in leadership is in the air in Washington. However, it doesn’t look like that is going to be the case at the moment. Last week saw Republicans in the Senate vote unanimously to keep Mitch McConnell as their leader, before doing the same with John Boehner in the House of Representatives last Thursday.
On Tuesday, Democrats also voted to keep their leader in the House as Nancy Pelosi coasted to victory unopposed in a leadership vote. While Pelosi may be returning as the Democrats leader in the house for a seventh term, it does not necessarily mean that all is well in her caucus. There is no getting around that the beginning of the month was a disaster for Democrats, and while they never stood much of a chance of regaining a majority in the House, the midterm elections have been widely acknowledged as a rejection of Democratic policy. This has been discussed more than a few times in the offices at CipherCloud the last few weeks.
Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge spoke out in light of Tuesday’s vote to vent some of the frustration noting that she believed that leadership “worked hard” but that something was “lacking because we lost so many seats”.