The career of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) is about to come to a close.
After new lines were drawn, she found herself head-to-head with Jerry Nadler, and she lost.
Now, there is a major power battle going on within the party to claim her leadership role.
I Want It
Maloney is the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Reform.
This is a big seat and there are a lot of people that want it.
Up-and-comer Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) has been mentioned, but I am not sure the party is ready to throw him into the spotlight just yet.
That, however, has not stopped the cage match from some of the other members of the party that want that chair.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA), and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) are now all making moves for the position.
For instance, Lynch stated, “Now in my 22nd year in Congress, I am the most senior member of the Oversight Committee seeking this position.
“During that time I have had the extraordinary privilege of pursuing key oversight investigations under the leadership of Democratic chairs — including Rep. Henry A. Waxman, the late Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney — who have all stood as steadfast, principled, and fearless champions for truth on behalf of our caucus and the American people.
“I am deeply committed to building upon this legacy and keeping faith with our shared mission to maintain transparency in government in service to our Nation.”
Connolly also made a pitch, stating, “Our Caucus must continue to repair the damage left by the Trump administration, while also protecting the progress made by President Biden and our Democratic majorities.
“We need a tested leader who will not be timid in the face of Republican insurrectionists.
“One who has a deep understanding of the issues facing our Committee and our country.
“A collaborator who can be a bridge to our talented and diverse caucus.
“I believe I can be that leader, and look forward to earning the support of my colleagues.”
This could be for nothing more than a spectator seat, however, as the GOP is still poised to take the House and take over control of the committees.
Whatever Dem takes Maloney’s seat better get schooled on Hunter Biden because that shoe is about to drop!
Source: Washington Examiner