Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) remarked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that Democrats need leaders who are younger and more representative of the nation.
Slotkin, 46, stated that “we need a new generation.” There is no question that the Democratic Party needs fresh faces in the House, the Senate, and the White House.
Next month, President Joe Biden, who was the oldest person to take office, will turn 80 years old. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn are the three top Democrats in the House, and they have all already accomplished that feat.
Slotkin underlined the fact that she is “one of a few of lawmakers” who did not vote for Pelosi to become speaker while stating that she would support Biden’s reelection.
Since Biden won her seat by a very slim margin in 2020, the moderate Michigan congresswoman is up for reelection in one of the most difficult states. Republicans are predicted to regain control of the House despite Democratic political gains over the summer.
Slotkin added that she would like to see the Midwest exercise more leadership.
To portray the middle of the country has been essential to me, Slotkin added. “We’re also here.”