We explore the question of Nancy Pelosi as the leader of House Democrats. With Democrats looking likely to take back the House, we look at the potential problems she may face in resuming her position as the only woman to ever serve as Speaker of the House. We also explore the history of the “Fire Pelosi” campaign — from its roots at the Republican National Committee in 2010 to the most recent examples of Republicans using questions about Pelosi in 2018 — and examine whether she is still the potent campaign issue Republicans believe her to be. This episode, which is the second in a four-part series on the midterm elections, features interviews with former RNC communications director Doug Heye, Pelosi deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill, Rep. Tim Ryan, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Politico reporter Heather Caygle, Washington Examiner reporter Laura Barron-Lopez, Rep. Conor Lamb, and Rep. Keith Rothfus.
The Wave is produced by The Podglomerate.
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