Democrat Elissa Slotkin Says Pelosi Needs to Go, Calls for 'New Leadership'

Michigan congresswoman Elissa Slotkin said Friday that regardless of whether Democrats maintain control in the House of Representatives following the midterm elections in

November, it's time for new leadership at the top. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has received mixed reviews throughout her tenure as the first-ever woman in that

position. Less than two months from the election, poll tracker FiveThirtyEight is giving the GOP a 74 in 100 chance of retaking the House. The same poll tracker gives

Democrats the edge, by 70 in 100, retaining their majority in the Senate. "I have always said, I think it's time we have new leadership," Slotkin said Friday on CNN's New

Day when asked about Pelosi at the helm. "I think it's time, frankly, that some Midwesterners get into leadership. We have a lot of New York and California; I'd like to see more

diversity in leadership there. I have made a commitment to my district—I stick to that commitment." Fmr. CIA Ofc. @RepSlotkin joins @newday on several topics:

-Supports U.S. sending Ukraine long-range missiles -"Fascinating" Putin admission that Xi has “concerns” about invasion -Demands for Pelosi take up ban on

lawmakers trading stocks pic.twitter.com/JZpTjq9Uf3— New Day (@NewDay) September 16, 2022 Slotkin, 46, previously served three tours in Iraq as a CIA analyst and has

represented Michigan's 8th Congressional District since 2019. She is up for reelection this November.