In an interview with Bloomberg News, Rep. Jim Matheson says the Democrats' loss of at least 60 seats in the House signals the need for Rep. Nancy Pelosi to step aside and let someone else serve as minority leader.
Matheson said that while Pelosi isn’t completely to blame for Democrats’ losses, she ignored party moderates’ pleas to make changes in the agenda. He cited the House debate last year over legislation to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, saying the economy should have been at the forefront.
“A lot of us were warning about that for two years,” Matheson said.
(See also related Wall Street Journal story.)