‘This Is What the Republicans Say’: Dem Congressman Criticized at Town Hall Over Pelosi Opposition

One of the Democratic congressmen leading an insurrection against Nancy Pelosi went home to face his constituents on Monday, and it didn’t go well.

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) was met with a sharp response from a number of his constituents who don’t agree with his position against returning the Speaker’s gavel to Pelosi.

One video from the meeting in Amesbury, Massachusetts shows an overwhelming shout of “No!” from attendees as Moulton attempted to explain his opposition to the current Democratic Leader reclaiming the Speakership when Democrats retake the House in January.

“The majority of Americans want this change,” Moulton says. “The majority of Democrats want this change.”

Watch the video below:

“This is what the Republicans say,” one attendee said in response. “We just don’t like Washington, get rid of everybody, put this guy in.”

“And it feels like you don’t think there’s a skill set necessary,” she added, before the video cuts off.

According to Politico, another attendee told Moulton she took his criticism of Pelosi personally as an older woman. But the congressman dismissed that by arguing that his issues with Pelosi are different.

“I think it’s kind of sad people have turned this into a sexist argument, because women have been leading it from the very beginning,” he said.

Moulton was one of sixteen House Democrats to sign a letter on Monday vowing not to vote for Pelosi in both the Democratic Caucus meeting and on the House floor.


But despite a higher number of women in Congress than ever before, all but two members who signed on to the letter are men.

“Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington,” the letter reads. “We promised to change the status quo and we intend to deliver on that promise.”


  1. I understand opposing Pelosi, but these legislators made a mistake by not coming forward with a full plan. They should have had a candidate for speaker and a list of reasons they can do better than Pelosi. Opposing Pelosi for the sake of opposing Pelosi isn’t a very inspirational cause.

    1. Kinda like opposing Trump just for the sake of opposing Trump, eh Madison?

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