Pelosi says centrist No Labels group "is perilous to our democracy"

November 5, 2023

The organization No Labels is threatening to create a presidential "unity ticket" for those dissatisfied with both the Democratic and Republican nominees.

That possibility doesn't sit well with former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who recently accused the group of being a danger to "our democracy."

Pelosi says No Labels will "jeopardize the reelection of Joe Biden"

According to Politico, Pelosi made that claim this past Thursday when speaking to reporters, saying, "No Labels is perilous to our democracy."

"I hesitate to say No Labels because they do have labels. They’re called no taxes for the rich. No child tax credit for children. They’re called let’s undo the Affordable Care Act," the longtime California Democrat insisted.

"When they jeopardize the reelection of Joe Biden as president of the United States, I can no longer remain silent on that," Pelosi declared.

Group seeks to attract those who are dissatisfied with major parties

Founded in 2009, No Labels purports to be a centrist option for those who are "politically homeless" and "tired of the extremes on the left and right."

It garnered headlines in July by hosting an event featuring West Virginia Democratic Sen. and former Utah Republican Gov. John Huntsman.

The organization's national co-chair is former Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, someone who gained national prominence for his opposition to former President Donald Trump.

Hogan was quoted by Politico as complaining that it was "disheartening to see Nancy Pelosi literally make things up about No Labels to score political points. She ascribes positions to No Labels that they never took."

Chief strategist portrays No Labels as a threat to Trump

No Labels chief strategist Ryan Clancy recently defended his group during an appearance on the podcast Open to Debate.

"Most Americans don't want either options. You don't beat Donald Trump by denying anyone their constitutional right to get on the ballot," Clancy said.

"The way you beat Trump, the way you're supposed to beat anyone in our democracy, is you put forward the best candidates with the best ideas," he continued.

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