Leading Democrat suggests Nancy Pelosi will lose speakership

Although House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to preside over a Democratic majority, even some within her own party apparently believe that her leadership will be short-lived.

Schumer says there is a 60% chance GOP will win the House majority

According to Fox News, that was the consensus at a meeting this week attended by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other high-level Democrats.

The network cited a report from Punchbowl News which stated that Schumer and six members of the Senate’s Democratic caucus were seen gathering on Monday at Trattoria Alberto, an upscale Washington restaurant.

The other attendees were said to be Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, Colorado Sen. John Hickenlooper, and Illinois Sen. Dick Durban.

Schumer, who was reportedly speaking loudly enough that he could be heard by other patrons, was quoted as saying that there is a 60% chance Democrats will lose their House majority in this year’s midterm elections.

However, the New York lawmaker was more optimistic about his party’s chances in the Senate, expressing his belief that Republicans will fail to make a breakthrough.

In addition to going over his predictions about the coming election, Schumer is also said to have voiced criticism of Republicans.

Specifically, he reportedly condemned House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for having “sucked up” to former president Donald Trump.

What’s more, the Senate Majority leader voiced his belief that Trump will run for another term in 2024. Fox News noted that Schumer’s office did not respond to its request for a comment concerning his remarks.

Schumer doles out cash to Senate candidates

Fox News also noted that on Tuesday, Schumer announced plans to provide additional campaign funding to select Democratic Senate candidates by diverting money from his own campaign.

The recipients will include Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan, Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, and Washington Sen. Patty Murray.

The cash won’t be limited to incumbents, as money is also being earmarked for such Senate candidates as, Florida Rep. Val Demings and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, former North Carolina state Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley, and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan.