Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), who has spearheaded the effort to pass over Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for the House speakership, faced some unhappy constituents at a Monday night town hall dominated by talk of the upcoming vote.
According to a Monday Politico report, constituents pushed back against his assertion that Democrats want the leadership change, demanding he at least name a replacement candidate.
Some pointed to the letter signed by a small group of House Democrats asking for new leadership as evidence of the underlying sexism behind the movement, as only two female lawmakers had attached their names. Moulton denied the claim, insisting that more women were quietly behind the effort who declined to sign the letter.
Moulton’s leadership on the attempted rebellion may cost him politically: per Politico, organizers have set up a crowdfunding site to support a primary challenger in 2020.