Leadership fight! Former Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge is backing fellow Ohioan Rep. Tim Ryan against Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader. Rep. Fudge’s statement is below. Ryan now has five endorsements.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement in support of Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) for House Minority Leader:
“After spending considerable time contemplating the future of the House Democratic Caucus and our party, I have decided to support Tim Ryan for House Minority Leader.
“I believe now is the right time for new leadership. As of January 2016, Democrats have experienced significant losses in the House and Senate, yet Members have been asked for little to no input to address the reasons for these losses. We continue to rely on consultants who know less than we about our districts and our states.
“I know Tim to be a good listener, motivator and inclusive leader. He is open to new ideas and will listen to the concerns and suggestions of all Caucus members.
“I am now and have always been a loyal Democrat. I will support all those we elect to leadership positions. However, I do believe this is the time for a new direction and am confident my colleague from Ohio is the right choice.”