Kellyanne Conway, the woman who led President-elect Donald Trump's campaign to victory and is now his senior adviser, savagely roasted Democrats on Twitter Wednesday for re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) as the Democratic minority leader in the House of Representatives.
House Democrats voted 134-64 in a closed-door meeting to re-install Pelosi as their leader, the caucus announced earlier in the day. The 76-year-old congresswoman has served as the top House Democrat since 2003, including a stint as speaker of the House from 2007-11.
But Pelosi's win didn't come without contention, mainly from Ohio's Tim Ryan. And it was the irony of Democrats re-electing an older leader — despite facing huge losses in three of the last four national elections — that Conway poked fun at on Twitter.
Replying to a tweet from a CNN reporter who noted Pelosi's re-election, Conway wrote: "What a relief. I was worried they had learned from the elections & might be competitive and cohesive again."
What a relief. I was worried they had learned from the elections & might be competitive and cohesive again. https://t.co/cvwi0IxLdU— Kellyanne Conway (@Kellyanne Conway) 1480525792.0
Conway's tweeted highlighted the chief criticism of the Democratic Party in 2016, most of which is coming from its progressive wing: The party is old, outdated and doomed to more failures until it realizes it needs to be reformed.
There has been a push from the progressive wings of the party to nominate Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison to be the next leader of the Democratic National Committee because he's ultra-progressive, Muslim and black.
But if Pelosi's re-election is any indication of the immediate future of the party, it's that the mainstream still hasn't quite grasped why Hillary Clinton lost to Trump. And for Trump's administration and Republicans as a whole, that's very welcome news.