Democratic Congressman Who Signed Letter Opposing Nacy Pelosi for Speaker Just Got an Earful at a Town Hall From Pelosi Supporters

Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA) received pushback from supporters of Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her bid for Speaker of the House. Moulton, who has said the House needs "new leadership" now that Democrats have regained control of the chamber in the wake of the midterm elections, was greeted by constituents shouted and interrupted him during a town hall meeting in his district.

Moulton's critics say that his opposition to Pelosi is a product of ageism and sexism. Dozens of people at the Amesbury Town Hall shouted at him when he insisted that the "majority of Democrats want this change." Moulton also compared ousting Pelosi to ousting Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister and so-called "Iron Lady" whose tenure––and legacy–– is still the subject of heated debate.


Some protesters "held signs that were green on one side and red on the other. When Moulton or another attendee said something they didn’t like, the protesters held up the red signs to signal disagreement," according to a report from Politico.

This election was a call for change,” Moulton told reporters after the town hall. “I think if our party answers that call, that call for change with the amazing victories we had across this country, by just saying we’re going to reinstall the same status quo leadership we’ve had since 2006, for over 10 years, I don’t think we’re answering the call of the American people.”

Moulton was criticized for saying that the birth of his daughter 35 days ago inspired him to challenge Pelosi.

Much of the event was documented by Kevin Robillard, a senior political reporter with The Huffington Post.

Robillard noted the opinions of Moulton's supporters, too. Moulton scored points for his work on gun control, a top priority among his constituents.

Moulton announced that he is trying to persuade Marcia Fudge (D-OH), among others, to run for the Speaker position.

Moulton has earned a reputation as an anti-establishment candidate. He challenged longtime incumbent Rep. John Tierney, in his 2014 primary and his remained unopposed since. He is one of at least a dozen Democrats who has called for new leadership and voiced opposition to Pelosi assuming the role of Speaker, which she last held between 2007 and 2011. This stance has prompted some groups to launch fundraising campaigns to support a challenger in 2020.

Moulton, for his part, doesn't appear too concerned.

"I won by a primary. Primaries are good,” he told reporters. “I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t taken on a primary challenge myself. That’s what elections are all about, and that’s exactly the attitude that we should have right now. I think it’s sort of ironic the same people saying they should primary me are saying we shouldn’t have that primary we’re having right now in the House of Representatives.”

Win McNamee/Getty Images // CBS Television Distribution

In December, President Donald Trump established the United States Space Force, a sixth branch of the United States Army.

The goal of the force is to protect United States assets in outer space from foreign rivals and is slated to cost around $2 billion in the next five years.

Today, Trump unveiled the official logo for the Space Force, but people think it bears a striking resemblance to another iconic symbol.

Keep reading...
Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images // JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

People were stunned this past July when President Donald Trump tweeted that four Congresswomen of color—Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—should "go back" to where they came from.

He also falsely claimed they "originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe..."

Three of the Congresswomen were born in the United States. Omar was a refugee from Somalia. All are Americans.

At a campaign rally days later in North Carolina, President Donald Trump mentioned Congresswoman Omar—and got a strong reaction from the crowd.

While bigotry is common at a Trump rally, it became even more blatant when Trump's supporters began chanting "Send her back," echoing the calls from Trump's tweet for them to "go back" to where they came from.

Keep reading...
Fox News

As Democratic House impeachment managers make their case against President Donald Trump, one of his favorite news networks is going to lengths to keep the bevy of evidence against him from reaching their viewers' ears.

At first, Fox News tried scrolling Trump's so-called accomplishments alongside live video of the historic proceedings. Now, the network's latest attempt to distract from the Democrats' arguments is raising eyebrows even higher.

Keep reading...
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images // Alex Wong/Getty Images

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was one of the first witnesses in the House of Representatives' initial impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Vindman testified before the House's select committee on impeachment late last year after hearing Trump's infamous July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Keep reading...
Alex Wong/Getty Images

The administration of President Donald Trump relies on its white Evangelical base to keep its support consistently hovering around 40 percent.

In keeping with this, President Donald Trump often invokes anti-abortion values he claims to hold dear. He's falsely claimed that Democrats are determined to rip babies from their mothers' wombs and that parents often discuss with their doctors whether or not to keep the baby...after the baby is born.

These claims are patently false, but they rile up the base.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems to be playing right along in promoting abortion hysteria, if a recent speech is any indication.

Keep reading...
Fox News

After hours of evidence presented by the House Impeachment managers in the Senate trial against President Donald Trump, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) strayed even further into the abyss of fanaticism as he defended the President to reporters.

Graham, a Trump critic turned ally, didn't attempt to refute any of the myriad evidence laid out by Democrats, but instead dismissed the claims that Trump did anything wrong when he withheld congressionally approved aid from Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into his political rival.

Keep reading...