Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- After the attack in New York that killed 8, Trump calls for merit-based immigration
- Trump spokeswoman dismisses Russia-related indictments: "Nothing to do with" the president
- Special counsel's inquiry yields first guilty plea, from former Trump aide who lied to the FBI
- Paul Manafort and another Trump campaign aide indicted; Manafort's bond is $10 million
It's time for Rep. Nancy Pelosi and other longtime party leaders in Congress to make way for a new generation to lead House Democrats, Rep. Linda Sanchez, the vice chairwoman of their caucus, said Thursday.
"Our leadership does a tremendous job, but we do have this real breadth and depth of talent within our caucus and I do think it’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders," said Sanchez, of Whittier.
It was a bold declaration for a member of Democrats' House leadership, especially for a member from Pelosi's home state, and could signal that Sanchez is reflecting the views of other House Democrats.
There has been quiet grumbling for years about how long Pelosi, the minority leader from San Francisco, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland and assistant Democratic leader James E. Clyburn of South Carolina -- all in their late 70s -- have led the party in the House. But few members have been willing to publicly call for a change.