Moulton said he had not lost confidence in Pelosi, but Democrats need to take a long look at themselves.
“What I am saying is that we need to have a serious discussion within our party, because the last few elections have been horrific,” he said. “The last three or four elections in the House have been terrible. We lost the White House, the Senate … We only have 16 governorships across the country, and we don’t have a majority of the state legislatures, so the American people have sent a clear message to us Democrats that the status quo is not acceptable.”
Moulton said Pelosi has done “extraordinary” things for the Democratic Party, but he still wanted a plan for the future.
“What I’m saying is we ought to have several different competing views and lay out a plan for the future, the best strategy to carry our caucus and our party forward,” he said. “If Nancy Pelosi has the best strategy, then we should vote for her, but let’s hear some competing views.”
No one has officially stepped forward to challenge Pelosi, but Rep. Tim Ryan (D., Ohio) is reportedly mulling such a run.