Nancy Pelosi is urging House members not to leave, so that Democrats can continue to hold majority, according to the New York Post.
“Nancy is telling House members, ‘Now is not the time to leave,’” said a Democratic Party official.
“It’s not helpful to talk about that.”
“The feeling is: Don’t make rash decisions about going to the administration without first considering consequences to the caucus.”
“This is completely false. The speaker wants the full contribution of House Democrats to the Biden-Harris mandate and to the future represented in the administration,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill.
From New York Post:
Insiders variously accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) of urging Dems to stay put to preserve their fragile majority.
But another House insider said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is urging Democratic congressional reps to stay put, and told the Biden transition team not to poach its members because of the party’s slim majority following the Nov. 3 elections.
The sensitive topic of jumping ship to work for Biden after the loss of House seats came up at a House Democratic caucus meeting last week.
Pelosi’s office denied that the speaker is pressuring House Democrats against resigning to work for Biden.