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:
WBZ at 11p — Congressman Seth Moulton holds Town Hall in Amesbury and his constituents want to talk to him about his battle with Nancy Pelosi. Rep Moulton, "The majority of Americans want this change. The majority of Democrats want this change". Audience, "No!!". pic.twitter.com/63b638P4T5
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) November 20, 2018
“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.
NEW: Anti-Pelosi letter just dropped – 16 Democrats (not 17 as previously reported) have signed on pic.twitter.com/3jq4WtgSwA
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) November 19, 2018
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.”